|Basic information||Name: Claxton|
This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1984
Country: United States
Mass: 1455 g
This is 1 of 9421 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
Writeup from MB 63:
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FALL OF THE CLAXTON, USA, STONY METEORITE
Place of fall: About 10 km SE. of Claxton, Evans County, Georgia, USA.
Date of fall: December 10, 1984, 1730 hrs.
Class and type: Stone. Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6). Olivine Fa25.4.
Number of individual
specimens: 1 recovered, possibly others fell.
Total weight: 1455 g
Circumstances of fall: A grapefruit sized stone, completely covered with thin black fusion crust, fell damaging a metal mail box and making a depression less than 30 cm in diameter in loose dirt. Two persons standing 36 m from where it landed and two others inside a mobile home about 20 m away reported a whistling sound followed by crash and a thud as the stone fell.
Source: SEAN Bulletin, 1984, 9, no. 11; H. Povenmire, Florida Fireball Patrol, 215 Osage Drive, Indian Harbour Beach, Florida 32937, USA.
|References:||Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 63, Meteoritics 20, 275-283 (1985)|
This is 1 of 25 approved meteorites from Georgia, United States
This is 1 of 1777 approved meteorites from United States (plus 352 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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