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Jenkins
Basic information Name: Jenkins
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1946
Country: United States
Mass:help 55.4 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 38  (1966)  Iron
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  IAB
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  IAB-MG
Recommended:  Iron, IAB-MG    [explanation]

This is 1 of 86 approved meteorites classified as Iron, IAB-MG.   [show all]
Search for other: IAB complex irons, Metal-rich meteorites, and Iron meteorites
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Writeup from MB 38:
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DISCOVERY OF JENKINS IRON METEORITE, USA

Name: JENKINS.

The place of fall or discovery: 8 km northwest of Jenkins, Missouri, USA; φ = 36°49'28" N; λ = 93°45'40" W.

Date of fall or discovery: FOUND, about 1946; identified 1965.

Class and type: IRON, coarse octahedrite.

Number of individual specimens: 1.

Total weight: 55.4 kg.

Circumstances of the fall or discovery: Found lying on top of the ground by Earl Patton; to be deposited in the US National Museum (Washington, USA).

Source: Report of Prof. W. F. Read (Appleton, USA) in a letter, X. 18, 1966.

Buchwald The following entries were found for Jenkins in Buchwald (1975)
[Buchwald, Vagn F. (1975) Handbook of Iron Meteorites. University of California Press, 1418 pp.]
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 38, Moscow (1966) reprinted Met. 5, 85-109 (1970)
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Geography:

United States
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (36° 49' 28"N, 93° 45' 40"W)
     Recommended::   (36° 49' 28"N, 93° 45' 40"W)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 1.1 m apart

Statistics:
     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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