|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: 880 g
This is 1 of 9069 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 85:
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.
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)
|References:||Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 85, MAPS 36, A293-A322 (2001)|
This is 1 of 23 approved meteorites from Missouri, United States (plus 2 unapproved names) (plus 2 impact craters)
This is 1 of 1739 approved meteorites from United States (plus 355 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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