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Forestburg (b)
Basic information Name: Forestburg (b)
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1957
Country: United States
Mass:help 26.6 kg
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 81  (1997)  L5
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L5
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L5
Recommended:  L5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 8855 approved meteorites (plus 5 unapproved names) classified as L5.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Writeup from MB 81:

Forestburg (b)

Montague County, Texas, USA

Found 1957

Ordinary chondrite (L5)

A 26.6 kg stone was found in a dry creek bed by Mr. Willard Free-man; the stone may have been transported by water.  The 26.1 kg meteorite called Forestburg in Graham et al. (1985) is now classi-fied as an L4 chondrite (shock stage S2, weathering grade W4) and will be designated henceforth as Forestburg (a); these two L chon-drites are not paired. Mineralogy and classification of Forestburg (b) (T. J. McCoy, SI; A. J. Ehlmann, TCU):  olivine, Fa25.8; py-roxene, Fs21.6; shock stage S5, weathering grade W1; the chondrite is shock blackened and contains impact melt clasts.  See McCoy and Ehlmann (1996) for details.  Specimens:  TCU.

   and collections
SI: Department of Mineral Sciences, NHB-119, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC 20560, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 16 Jan 2012)
TCU: Oscar E. Monnig Collection, Department of Geology, Texas Christian University, Ft. Worth, TX 76129, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 24 Feb 2012)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 81, MAPS 32, A159-A166 (1997)
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United States
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (33° 29' 44"N, 97° 35' 19"W)
     Recommended::   (33° 29' 44"N, 97° 35' 19"W)
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     This is 1 of 316 approved meteorites from Texas, United States (plus 2 unapproved names) (plus 3 impact craters)
     This is 1 of 1924 approved meteorites from United States (plus 867 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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