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Forestburg (a)
Basic information Name: Forestburg (a)
     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 26.1 kg
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 81  (1997)  L5
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L4
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L4
Recommended:  L4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 2070 approved meteorites (plus 5 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)
Writeup from MB 30:
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FORESTBURG, Montague County. Texas, USA; φ = 33°30'N, λ = 97°39'W.

FOUND 1957, 26.6 kg.

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 Freeman; the stone may have been transported by water. The 26.1 kg meteorite called Forestburg in Graham et al. (1985) is now classified as an L4 chondrite (shock stage S2, weathering grade W4) and will be designated henceforth as Forestburg (a); these two L chondrites are not paired. Mineralogy and classification of Forestburg (b) (T. J. McCoy, SI; A. J. Ehlmann, TCU): olivine, Fa25.8; pyroxene, 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. 30, Moscow (1964)
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 81, MAPS 32, A159-A166 (1997)
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United States
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (33° 30'N, 97° 39'W)
     Recommended::   (33° 30' 24"N, 97° 39' 5"W)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 0.8 km apart

     This is 1 of 317 approved meteorites from Texas, United States (plus 2 unapproved names) (plus 3 impact craters)
     This is 1 of 1929 approved meteorites from United States (plus 866 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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Synonymshelp: Forestburg (From MetBase)

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