|Basic information||Name: Walltown|
This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1956
Country: United States
Mass: 1600 g
This is 1 of 9678 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 54:
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DISCOVERY OF THE WALL TOWN, KENTUCKY, STONY METEORITE
Name: WALL TOWN
Place of find: On a farm near Walltown, Casey County, Kentucky, USA. 37°19 '30"N, 84°43'0"W.
Date of find: 1956 and 1957
Class and type: Stone. Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6).
Number of individual specimens: Several fragments of an individual.
Total weight: 1.6 kg remaining from a much larger mass.
Circumstances of find: In 1963, J.W. Flanigan of Waynesburg, Kentucky, brought an angular rock fragment which he suspected of being a meteorite to the laboratory of Dr. William D. Ehmann at the University of Kentucky, Lexington. Mr. Flanigan reported that the specimen was one of several found originally in 1956 and 1957 on a farm owned by Henry Naper near Walltown. The specimen was found on strata described as Upper Missippian. Other fragments had been found and discarded with rubble used to fill a large sink hole on the farm. The original mass of material may have been over 10 kg. Fragments of the meteorite are in the private collection of W.D. Ehmann and the main mass is in the possession of Mr. Flanigan.
|References:||Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 54, Meteoritics 11, 69-93 (1976)|
This is 1 of 25 approved meteorites from Kentucky, United States (plus 1 impact crater)
This is 1 of 1783 approved meteorites from United States (plus 352 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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