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Wethersfield (1971)
Basic information Name: Wethersfield (1971)
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1971
Country: United States
Mass:help 350 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 62  (1984)  L
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L6
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 10779 approved meteorites (plus 3 unapproved names) classified as L6.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
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Writeup from MB 62:
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FALL OF THE WETHERSFIELD, CONNECTICUT, STONY METEORITE

Name: WETHERSFIELD

Place of fall: Wethersfield, Connecticut.

72° 39'E, 41° 42'N.

Date of fall: April 8, 1971. Probably between 0700 and 1100 GMT, and certainly between 0430 and 1130 GMT.

Class and type: Stony. Olivine-hypersthene chondrite.

Number of individual specimens: 1

Total weight: 350 g

Circumstances of fall: The meteorite fell through the roof of the home of Mr. and Mrs. Paul J. Cassarino and was found in the early morning suspended in a ceiling. The specimen was obtained for the Smithsonian Institution by Dr. Richard E. McCrosky and is now in the Division of Meteorites, Washington.

Sources: Dr. Richard E. McCrosky, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Reports of the Smithsonian Institution Center for Short-Lived Phenomena, Cambridge, Massachusetts (Event number 35-71, card number 1172 of April 17, 1971, and card number 1175 of April 20, 1971).

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 62, Meteoritics 19, 49-57 (1984)
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Geography:

United States
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (41° 42'N, 72° 39'W)
     Recommended::   (41° 42'N, 72° 39'W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 5 approved meteorites from Connecticut, United States (plus 1 unapproved name)
     This is 1 of 1816 approved meteorites from United States (plus 354 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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