|Basic information||Name: Burnwell|
This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1990
Country: United States
Mass: 1504 g
This is 1 of 12 approved meteorites classified as H4-an. [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7), H chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites
Writeup from MB 82:
Pike County, Kentucky, USA
Fell 1990 September 4, 15:45 EDT (19:45 UT)
Ordinary chondrite (type 4)
A 1.504 kg stone fell through the porch of Arthur and Frances Pegg, frightening a goat and a horse, and was recovered the next day. Classification and mineralogy (T. McCoy, R. Ash, E. Jarosewich and S. Russell, SI): olivine, Fa15.8; pyroxene Fs13.4; Co in kamacite, 0.35 wt%; Fe-Ni metal, 19.75 wt%; shock stage S3; O isotopes, d17O = +0.48 permil; chondrule sizes similar to H chondrites; many properties are similar to Willaroy; see Russell et al., 1998. Specimens: all at SI.
SI: Department of Mineral Sciences, NHB-119, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC 20560, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 16 Jan 2012)
|References:||Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 82, MAPS 33, A221-A240 (1998)|
This is 1 of 25 approved meteorites from Kentucky, United States (plus 1 impact crater)
This is 1 of 1779 approved meteorites from United States (plus 352 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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