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Apex
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:help 6.1 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 64  (1986)  L6
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L6
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 8906 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
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Writeup from MB 64:
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DISCOVERY OF THE APEX, USA, STONY METEORITE

Name: APEX

Place of find: Apex Gulch, 5 miles N. of Morrison, Jefferson County, Colorado, USA.

39°45'N., 105°12'W

Date of find: 1938, recognized 1983

Class and type: Stone. Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6). Olivine Fa26.3.

Number of individual

specimens: 1

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.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 64, Meteoritics 21, 309-313 (1986)
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Geography:

United States
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (39° 45'N, 105° 12'W)
     Recommended::   (39° 45'N, 105° 12'W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 87 approved meteorites from Colorado, United States (plus 5 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 1737 approved meteorites from United States (plus 263 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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