header
  MetSoc Home            Publications            Search Meteorites  
Search the Meteoritical Bulletin Database
Last update: 24 Jul 2014
Search for: Search type: Search limits: Display: Publication:
Names
Text help
Places
Classes
Contains
Starts with
Exact
Sounds like
NonAntarctic
Falls
What's new
  in the last:
Limit to approved meteorite names
Search text:  

Independence
Basic information Name: Independence
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1917
Country: United States
Mass:help 880 g
Classification
  history:
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L6
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 85  (2001)  L6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L6
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 8898 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
Writeuphelp
Writeup from MB 85:

Independence

Jackson County, Missouri, USA

Fell 1917 or 1918, summer

Ordinary chondrite (L6)

Edward Keesling heard a hissing/buzzing sound, and then observed a dark object falling to the ground on the side of a dirt road. The 880 g stone was kept by him until his death. Mineralogy and classification (G. Holland, UMan): olivine, Fa24.5; pyroxene, Fs20.8 Wo1.3; shock stage, S3; weathering grade, W1. Specimens: 21.2 g, UArk; main mass, AShaw.

Institutions
   and collections
UArk: Cosmochemistry Group, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, 72701, United States (institutional address; updated 16 Oct 2011)
AShaw: Allen Shaw, P.O. Box 13166, Edwardsville, KS 66113, United States (private address)
UMan: Department of Earth Sciences, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, M139PL, United Kingdom (institutional address)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 85, MAPS 36, A293-A322 (2001)
Find references in NASA ADS:
Find references in Google Scholar:
Photos:
CreditPhotos
Photos from the Encyclopedia of Meteorites:
Martin Horejsi         
Photos uploaded by members of the Encyclopedia of Meteorites.
    (Caution, these are of unknown reliability)
aerolite   
David Hardy   
Geography:

United States
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (39° 5'N, 94° 24'W)
     Recommended::   (39° 5'N, 94° 24'W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 23 approved meteorites from Missouri, United States (plus 2 unapproved names) (plus 2 impact craters)
     This is 1 of 1735 approved meteorites from United States (plus 263 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
Proximity search:
Find nearby meteorites: enter search radius (km):

Direct link to this page