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Sylacauga
Basic information Name: Sylacauga
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1954
Country: United States
Mass:help 5.56 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 8  (1958)  Stone
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H4
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H4
Recommended:  H4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 4643 approved meteorites (plus 2 unapproved names) classified as H4.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7), H chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites
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Writeup from MB 8:
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SYLACAUGA, Alabama, U. S. A. Stone.

Literature: 1. Meteoritics, 1954, v.1, No. 2, pp. 125-132.  2. Engenharia, miner. e metalurgia, 1954, 20, No. 120, p. 310. 3. Sky and Telescope, January, 1955, v. XIV, No. 3.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 8, Moscow (1958)
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Photos from the Encyclopedia of Meteorites:
Ed Howard, then Sylacauga mayor, Ann Hodges and then Sylacauga Police Chief W.D. Ashcraft pose with a meteorite.   
Photograph by Geoffrey Notkin © Oscar E. Monnig Meteorite Gallery   
Traffic jams reportedly extended for several blocks surrounding the Hodges home.   
unknown   
Photos uploaded by members of the Encyclopedia of Meteorites.
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David Howardite Butland   
David L. Ribeca      
Dominik Stoeckli      
Gabriel Gonçalves Silva   
Jay Piatek   
MeteoriteCollector.org - USNM - Smithsonian   
Michael S. Scherman   
Shawn Alan   
Woreczko Jan & Wadi   
xeqtr   
Geography:

United States
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (33° 14'N, 86° 17'W)
     Recommended::   (33° 11' 18"N, 86° 17' 40"W)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 5.1 km apart

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 17 approved meteorites from Alabama, 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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