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Hope Creek
Basic information Name: Hope Creek
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1998
Country: United States
Mass:help 9.83 kg
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  LL6
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 84  (2000)  LL6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  LL6
Recommended:  LL6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 2942 approved meteorites (plus 2 unapproved names) classified as LL6.   [show all]
Search for other: LL chondrites, LL chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Writeup from MB 84:

Hope Creek

Fairbanks North Star Borough, Alaska, USA

Found 1998 summer

Ordinary chondrite (LL6)

A 9.83 kg stone was found with a metal detector by Chris Shaw while he was prospecting for gold in a creek.  Classification and mineralogy (M. McGehee, G. Huss, ASU):  breccia; olivine, Fa29; pyroxene, Fs20.7; shock stage, S3 (light-colored clasts), S4 (dark-colored host); weathering grade, W2.  Specimens:  main mass, 5.74 k g, with finder; ~ 2 kg AShaw; ~ 2 kg, OShaw; 46.2 g, AMNH; 41.8 g, UCLA; 32.6 g, ASU

   and collections
AMNH: Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West, New York, NY 10024, United States (institutional address; updated 18 May 2013)
ASU: Center for Meteorite Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona 85287-1404, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 14 Jan 2012)
UCLA: Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1567, United States (institutional address; updated 17 Oct 2011)
AShaw: Allen Shaw, P.O. Box 13166, Edwardsville, KS 66113, United States (private address)
OShaw: Oza Shaw, P.O. Box 13213, Edwardsville, KS 66113, United States (private address)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 84, MAPS 35, A199-A225 (2000)
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United States
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (65° 23'N, 146° 16'W)
     Recommended::   (65° 23'N, 146° 16'W)

     This is 1 of 4 approved meteorites from Alaska, United States (plus 1 impact crater)
     This is 1 of 1929 approved meteorites from United States (plus 866 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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