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Louisville
Basic information Name: Louisville
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1977
Country: United States
Mass:help 1300 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 55  (1978)  L6
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L6
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 9030 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 55:
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FALL OF THE LOUISVILLE, USA, STONY METEORITE

Name: LOUISVILLE

Place of fall: Louisville; Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA.

38°15'N., 85°45'W.

Date of fall: January 31, 1977, 1530 local time, 2030 GMT.

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

Number of individual

specimens: 4

Total weight: 1.3 kg

Circumstances of fall: A bright fireball and strong sonic booms accom­panied the mid-Monday afternoon fall of this meteorite. The four specimens recovered were found within the city, three having damaged buildings and one having hit an automobile. The University of Louisville has made the largest specimen, 1051 g, available for study through the Division of Meteorites, Smithsonian Institution. The second specimen, 195 g, is in the Smithsonian collection.

Sources: Graham H. Hunt and Thomas Boone, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky 40208, USA. Roy S. Clarke, Jr., Division of Meteorites, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. 20560, USA.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 55, Meteoritics 13, 327-352 (1978)
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Geography:

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Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (38° 15'N, 85° 45'W)
     Recommended::   (38° 15'N, 85° 45'W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 25 approved meteorites from Kentucky, United States (plus 1 impact crater)
     This is 1 of 1738 approved meteorites from United States (plus 355 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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