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Haxtun
Basic information Name: Haxtun
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1975
Country: United States
Mass:help 15.5 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 75  (1993)  H/L4
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L4
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L4
Recommended:  H/L4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 15 approved meteorites classified as H/L4.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), H/L chondrites, H/L chondrites (type 4-7), L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Revised 21 Sep 2007: Changed recommended classification to H/L
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Writeup from MB 75:
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Haxtun

Phillips County, Colorado, USA

Found 1975 August

Ordinary chondrite (H/L4 or L4)

A weathered stone (weathering grade W4, see Wlotzka, 1993) of 15.5 kg was found in a wheat field. Research material, thin section, classification as H/L4 and analysis, olivine Fa21.6 ± 0.4, pyroxene Fs17.8 ± 1.3Wo0.6 ± 0.4, Co in kamacite 7.5 ± 0.4 mg/g, Alan E. Rubin, Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, University of California, Los Angeles, California 90024-1567, USA. The bulk analysis gives an L classification: total Fe 20.9 ± 0.5% (avg. of 5 samples), XRF-analysis, A. Burghele; NAanalysis: 20.5% total Fe, low siderophiles, Ni 0.92%, Co 436 ppm, Ir 0.46 ppm, Se 12.8 ppm, low alkalies, Na 0.37%, K 500 ppm, B. Spettel, both Max-Planck-Institut fur Chemie, D-55020 Mainz, Germany. Main mass and information, Blaine Reed, 907 County Road 207, #17, Durango, Colorado 81301, USA; 3.7 kg at the Oklahoma Meteorite Laboratory, P. O. Box 1923, Stillwater, Oklahoma 74076, USA.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 75, Meteoritics 28, 692-703 (1993)
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Geography:

United States
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (40° 27' 24"N, 102° 34' 42"W)
     Recommended::   (40° 27' 24"N, 102° 34' 42"W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 89 approved meteorites from Colorado, United States (plus 5 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 1834 approved meteorites from United States (plus 358 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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