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Salem
Basic information Name: Salem
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1981
Country: United States
Mass:help 61.4 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 60  (1982)  LL4-5
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L6
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 9723 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 60:
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FALL OF THE SALEM, USA, STONY METEORITE

Name: SALEM

Place of fall: Salem, Marion County, Oregon, USA.

44°57'N., 123°1'W.

Date of fall: May 11 or 12, 1981, 0115 hrs.

Class and type: Stone. Olivine-hypersthene chondrite, amphoterite (LL4-5).

Number of individual

specimens: 1

Total weight: 61g

Circumstances of fall: Fell onto the roof of a house in Salem. Two fragments totalling 61 g were recovered.

Sources: Smithsonian Institution SEAN Bulletin, 1981, 6, no. 6; J.C. Laul, priv. comm.. 1981.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 60, Meteoritics 17, 93-97 (1982)
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Geography:

United States
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (44° 57'N, 123° 1'W)
     Recommended::   (44° 58' 45"N, 122° 58' 10"W)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 4.9 km apart

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 6 approved meteorites from Oregon, United States (plus 2 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 1783 approved meteorites from United States (plus 352 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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