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De Kalb
Basic information Name: De Kalb
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1969
Country: United States
Mass:help 566 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 51  (1972)  H
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H
Recommended:  H    [explanation]

This is 1 of 88 approved meteorites (plus 2 unapproved names) classified as H.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, Ordinary chondrites
Writeuphelp
Writeup from MB 51:
Warning: the following text was scanned and may contain character recognition errors. Refer to the original to be sure of accuracy.

DISCOVERY OF THE DE KALB, MISSOURI, STONY METEORITE

Name: DE KALB

Place of find: De Kalb, Buchanan County, Missouri.

39° 35'30"N, 94° 55' 19"W.

Date of find: Some months previous to May, 1969.

Class and type: Stone. Olivine-bronzite chondrite.

Number of individual specimens: 1

Total weight: 566 g

Circumstances of find: The meteorite was found among loose rocks picked off of a field after plowing.

Source: William F. Read (1971). A new olivine-bronzite chondrite from De Kalb, Missouri. Meteoritics 6, 105-108.

Editor's note: The paper gives the latitude incorrectly as 30° 35' 30"N.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 51, Meteoritics 7, 215-232 (1972)
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Geography:

United States
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (39° 35' 30"N, 94° 55' 19"W)
     Recommended::   (39° 35' 30"N, 94° 55' 19"W)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 1.4 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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