|Basic information||Name: Apex|
This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1938
Country: United States
Mass: 6.1 g
This is 1 of 8790 approved meteorites (plus 3 unapproved names) classified as L6. [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7), L chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites
Writeup from MB 64:
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DISCOVERY OF THE APEX, USA, STONY METEORITE
Place of find: Apex Gulch, 5 miles N. of Morrison, Jefferson County, Colorado, USA.
Date of find: 1938, recognized 1983
Class and type: Stone. Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6). Olivine Fa26.3.
Number of individual
Total weight: 6.1 g
Circumstances of find: Found by Robert Akerley during his investigation of an ancient Indian camping site in the foothills west of Denver. This site subsequently became known as the Magic Mountain site. The specimen is now in the Denver Museum of Natural History.
Source: J. Murphy, Denver Museum of Natural History, City Park, Denver, Colorado 80205, USA.
|References:||Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 64, Meteoritics 21, 309-313 (1986)|
This is 1 of 87 approved meteorites from Colorado, United States (plus 5 unapproved names)
This is 1 of 1719 approved meteorites from United States (plus 264 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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