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Claxton
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:help 1455 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 63  (1985)  L6
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L6
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 9036 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 63:
Warning: the following text was scanned and may contain character recognition errors. Refer to the original to be sure of accuracy.

FALL OF THE CLAXTON, USA, STONY METEORITE

Name: CLAXTON

Place of fall: About 10 km SE. of Claxton, Evans County, Georgia, USA.

32°6'9'N., 81°52'22"W.

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.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 63, Meteoritics 20, 275-283 (1985)
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Geography:

United States
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (32° 6' 9"N, 81° 52' 22"W)
     Recommended::   (32° 6' 9"N, 81° 52' 22"W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 24 approved meteorites from Georgia, United States
     This is 1 of 1738 approved meteorites from United States (plus 355 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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