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Stratford
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:help 50 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 53  (1975)  L6
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L6
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 9036 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
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Writeup from MB 53:
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FALL OF THE STRATFORD, CONNECTICUT, STONY METEORITE

Name: STRATFORD

Place of fall: Stratford, Connecticut, U.S.A.

41°12'N, 73°08'W.

Date of fall: May 27,1974, at 1600 Eastern Daylight Time.

Class and type: Stone. Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (tentative

classification L6).

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.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 53, Meteoritics 10, 133-158 (1975)
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Geography:

United States
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (41° 12'N, 73° 8'W)
     Recommended::   (41° 12'N, 73° 8'W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 5 approved meteorites from Connecticut, United States (plus 1 unapproved name)
     This is 1 of 1738 approved meteorites from United States (plus 355 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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