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Happy Canyon
Basic information Name: Happy Canyon
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1971
Country: United States
Mass:help 16.3 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 54  (1976)  E
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  EL
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  EL6/7
Recommended:  EL6/7    [explanation]

This is 1 of 2 approved meteorites classified as EL6/7.   [show all]
Search for other: Enstatite chondrites (type 4-7), Enstatite-rich meteorites, EL chondrites, and Enstatite chondrites
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Writeup from MB 54:
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DISCOVERY OF THE HAPPY CANYON, TEXAS, STONY METEORITE

Name: HAPPY CANYON

Place of find: Near the head of Happy Canyon, Armstrong County, Texas, USA.

34°48.1'N, 101°34'W.

Date of find: 1971

Class and type: Stone. Enstatite chondrite.

Number of individual specimens: 1

Total weight: About 16.3 kg

Circumstances of find: The specimen was plowed up on the R.L. Grigsby farm about 2 km northwest of Wayside, Texas in 1971. It was cut and a section removed from its center. The whereabouts of this section is not certain, and the original weight of the complete specimen was reported as 16.3 kg.

Source: Glenn I Huss, American Meteorite Laboratory, P. O. Box 2098, Denver, Colorado 80201.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 54, Meteoritics 11, 69-93 (1976)
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Geography:

United States
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (34° 48' 6"N, 101° 34' 0"W)
     Recommended::   (34° 48' 6"N, 101° 34' 0"W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 308 approved meteorites from Texas, United States (plus 2 unapproved names) (plus 3 impact craters)
     This is 1 of 1777 approved meteorites from United States (plus 352 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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Synonyms: Wayside (b) (From MetBase)

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