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Floyd
Basic information Name: Floyd
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1966
Country: United States
Mass:help 13 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 51  (1972)  Chondrite
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L4
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L4
Recommended:  L4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 1565 approved meteorites (plus 4 unapproved names) classified as L4.   [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 51:
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DISCOVERY OF THE FLOYD, NEW MEXICO, STONY METEORITE

Name: FLOYD

Place of find: Floyd, Roosevelt County, New Mexico.

34° 11' 36"N, 103° 34' 30"W.

Date of find: 1966

Class and type: Stone. Chondrite.

Number of individual specimens: 1

Total weight: 13 kg

Circumstances of find: Found lying under a barbed wire fence by an Indian artifact hunter. It was recognized as a meteorite in 1967.

Source: Glenn I Huss, American Meteorite Laboratory, Denver, Colorado 80201.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 51, Meteoritics 7, 215-232 (1972)
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United States
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (34° 11' 36"N, 103° 34' 30"W)
     Recommended::   (34° 11' 36"N, 103° 34' 30"W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 225 approved meteorites from New Mexico, United States (plus 2 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
     This is 1 of 1815 approved meteorites from United States (plus 354 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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