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Vermillion
Basic information Name: Vermillion
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1991
Country: United States
Mass:help 34.36 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 80  (1996)  Pallasite-pyroxene-rich
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  Pallasite
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Pallasite-ung
Recommended:  Pallasite, ungrouped    [explanation]

This is 1 of 6 approved meteorites classified as Pallasite, ungrouped.   [show all]
Search for other: Metal-rich meteorites, Pallasites
Comments: Revised 26 May 2009: Classification from Wasson (2003)
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Writeup from MB 80:

Vermillion

Marshall County, Kansas, USA

Found 1991, May, recognized 1995

“Pyroxene pallasite” or iron with silicate inclusions

A mass of 34.36 kg was found by M. & G. Farrell while planting in a grain field.  Described and classified as a “pyroxene pallasite” by Boesenberg et al. (1995).  Specimens: main mass, M. & K. Killgore, Southwest Meteorite Lab, P.O. Box 95, Payson, AZ, 85547, USA; 1.57 kg, Natural History Museum, London; 1.15 kg UCLA; 0.45 kg Ariz. State Univ.; 1.14 kg Amer. Mus. Natural Hist., NY.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 80, MAPS 31, A175-A180 (1996)
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Don Edwards   
Kansas Meteorites Society      
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Jay Piatek   
Geography:

United States
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (39° 44' 11"N, 96° 21' 41"W)
     Recommended::   (39° 44' 11"N, 96° 21' 41"W)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 8.4 m apart

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 143 approved meteorites from Kansas, United States (plus 1 unapproved name) (plus 1 impact crater)
     This is 1 of 1739 approved meteorites from United States (plus 355 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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