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Homewood
Basic information Name: Homewood
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1970
Country: Canada
Mass:help 325 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 54  (1976)  L6
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L6
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 10922 approved meteorites (plus 6 unapproved names) classified as L6.   [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 54:
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DISCOVERY OF THE HOMEWOOD, MANITOBA, STONY METEORITE

Name: HOMEWOOD

Place of find: 4 km east of Homewood, Manitoba, Canada.

49°30.5'N, 97°49'W.

Date of find: Summer, 1970

Class and type: Stone, Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6) (Olivine Fa25 by microprobe analysis)

Number of individual specimens: 1

Total weight: 325 g

Circumstances of find: The meteorite was picked up by Mr. R. Froebe, a student working on the farm of Mr. R. Bates, east of Homewood near Cayman, Manitoba. Mr. Froebe brought the sample to the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg in March, 1971, where it was identified as a chondritic meteorite by Prof. E.I. Leith. The specimen is a slightly weathered, entire meteorite with a thin black fusion crust preserved. Shock has induced fracturing and converted feldspar to maskelynite. Detailed analysis is proceeding at the University of Manitoba under the direction of Prof. R.B. Ferguson.

Sources: Profs. E.I. Leith and R.B. Ferguson, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R3T 2N2. Mr. M.R. Dence, Earth Physics Branch, Department of Energy, Mines and Resources, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1A OE4. A.G. Plant, Geological Survey of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K1A OE8.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 54, Meteoritics 11, 69-93 (1976)
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Dr. George S. Clarke, Dept. of Geological Sciences, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba   
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Roman Jirasek   
Geography:

Canada
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (49° 30' 30"N, 97° 49' 0"W)
     Recommended::   (49° 30' 30"N, 97° 49' 0"W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 6 approved meteorites from Manitoba, Canada (plus 2 impact craters)
     This is 1 of 65 approved meteorites from Canada (plus 5 unapproved names) (plus 31 impact craters)
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