|Basic information||Name: Stratford|
This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1974
Country: United States
Mass: 50 g
This is 1 of 8794 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 53:
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FALL OF THE STRATFORD, CONNECTICUT, STONY METEORITE
Place of fall: Stratford, Connecticut, U.S.A.
Date of fall: May 27,1974, at 1600 Eastern Daylight Time.
Class and type: Stone. Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (tentative
Number of individual specimens: 1
Total weight: 50 g
Circumstances of fall: A small stone, described as being about the size of an English walnut, fell in a street, making a small dent about one inch deep in the asphalt.
Source: Dr. John T. Wasson, Chemistry Department, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California.
|References:||Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 53, Meteoritics 10, 133-158 (1975)|
This is 1 of 4 approved meteorites from Connecticut, United States (plus 1 unapproved name)
This is 1 of 1727 approved meteorites from United States (plus 263 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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