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Hueco Tanks
Basic information Name: Hueco Tanks
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1985
Country: United States
Mass:help 314 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 64  (1986)  L6
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L6
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 11000 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 64:
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DISCOVERY OF THE HUECO TANKS, USA, STONY METEORITE

Name: HUECO TANKS

Place of find: Found about 6 miles W. of Hueco Tanks State Park, El Paso County, Texas, USA.

31°55'N., 106°9'W, approximately

Date of find: 25 December, 1985

Class and type: Stone. Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6). Olivine Fa24.

Number of individual

specimens: 1

Total weight 314g

Circumstances of find: Found by Mr. George Bioole in a sand blow while hunting for insects.

Source: R. A. Haag, 2990 E. Michigan Street, Tucson, Arizona 85714, USA.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 64, Meteoritics 21, 309-313 (1986)
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Geography:

United States
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (31° 55'N, 106° 9'W)
     Recommended::   (31° 55'N, 106° 9'W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 312 approved meteorites from Texas, United States (plus 2 unapproved names) (plus 3 impact craters)
     This is 1 of 1835 approved meteorites from United States (plus 358 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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