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Gold Basin
Basic information Name: Gold Basin
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1995
Country: United States
Mass:help 61 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 82  (1998)  L4
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L4
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L4
Recommended:  L4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 1491 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)
Writeuphelp
Writeup from MB 82:

Gold Basin

Mohave County, Arizona, USA

Initial find 1995 November 24

Ordinary chondrite (L4)

A meteorite was found in an area of arroyos draining the White Hills by Professor Jim Kriegh (UAz, emeritus) while prospecting for gold with a metal detector.  As of 1997 November, 1484 stones have been recovered, with a total mass of 61.0 kg, from an area of ~130 km2.  The largest individual stone has a mass of 1.52 kg.  Classification and mineralogy (D. Kring, UAz):  olivine, Fa24±1; pyroxene Fs20Wo1; kamacite contains 0.72 ± 0.09 wt% Co; weathering grade W2–3.  Specimens:  UAz, 0.8 kg; SI, 8.4 kg; bulk of the mass with Jim Kriegh and his fellow collectors.

Institutions
   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)
UAz: Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, University of Arizona, 1629 E. University Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85721, United States (institutional address; updated 14 Jan 2012)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 82, MAPS 33, A221-A240 (1998)
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Geography:

United States
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (35° 53'N, 114° 14'W)
     Recommended::   (35° 52' 30"N, 114° 14' 0"W)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 0.9 km apart

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 152 approved meteorites from Arizona, United States (plus 1 impact crater)
     This is 1 of 1787 approved meteorites from United States (plus 352 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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