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Peace River
Basic information Name: Peace River
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1963
Country: Canada
Mass:help 45.76 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 27  (1963)  Chondrite
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L6
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 8905 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
Writeuphelp
Writeup from MB 27:
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FALL OF PEACE RIVER STONY METEORITE, CANADA

Name: PEACE RIVER.

The place of fall or discovery:  Mahood farm, 39 km southwest of Peace River town, Alberta, Canada; φ = 56°08' N, λ = 117°56' W.

Date of fall or discovery: FALL, March 31, 1963, 4 :35 a. m. MST.

Class and type: STONY, grey chondrite.

Number of individual specimens: 1

Total weight: 8.0 kg:

Circumstances of the fall or discovery: Dr. L. A. Bayrock, Research Council of Alberta, and Len Hills, Department of Geology, University of Alberta established that the fireball was traveling N 75° E, detonated at an elevation of 13 km, and broke into two main fragments. The smaller individual was recovered (as a number of fragments broken on impact) in the predicted fall area by J. Westgate and R. E. Folinsbee on April 24, after snow in the area had melted.

Source: Report of Dr. R. E. Folinsbee, Professor and Chairman, Department of Geology, University of Alberta (Edmonton, Canada) in a letter, V. 29. 1963.


Writeup from MB 28:
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Professor R. E. Folinsbee (Edmonton, Canada) reports in a letter of June 19, 1963, the discovery of a new meteorite shower, the Peace River, in Canada. Its fall was reported in the Meteoritical Bulletin. No. 27, July 1963. As of June 19, 1963, five individual specimens weighing 16.5, 11.3, 9.6, 8.0 and 0.36 kg (including the spe­cimen reported in Bulletin No. 27) were recovered. The total weight of the specimens recovered is 45.76 kg. The length of the large axis of the ellipse of scattering is 8 km; the axis azimuth equals. N65°E with the head of the ellipse in its North­-east part.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 27, Moscow (1963)
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 28, Moscow (1963)
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Geography:

Canada
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (56° 8'N, 117° 56'W)
     Recommended::   (56° 8'N, 117° 56'W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 16 approved meteorites from Alberta, Canada (plus 3 impact craters)
     This is 1 of 61 approved meteorites from Canada (plus 5 unapproved names) (plus 31 impact craters)
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