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Innisfree
Basic information Name: Innisfree
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1977
Country: Canada
Mass:help 4.58 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 55  (1978)  L4-5
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L5
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L5
Recommended:  L5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 5978 approved meteorites (plus 2 unapproved names) classified as L5.   [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 55:
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FALL OF THE INNISFREE, CANADA, STONY METEORITE

Name: INNISFREE

Place of fall: 13 km NE of Innisfree, Alberta, Canada.

53°24'54"N., 111°20'15"W.

Date of fall: February 5, 1977.

Class and type: Stone. Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L4-5).

Number of individual

specimens: 6, and fragments.

Total weight: 3.79 kg

Circumstances of find: The main mass, of 2.07 kg, was found on snow on February 17, 1977, at the site predicted from calculations based on fireball photographs. Other stones were found on April 10th and 11th. A further fragment was found on April 21st. All stones were found within a 400 m X 500 m area. Centre of `ellipse of fall' was 300 m from point predicted from calculations assuming a 4 kg mass. Specimens now in National Meteorite Collection, Geological Survey of Canada, Ottawa and in the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.

Source: I. Halliday, A.T. Blackwell A.A. Griffin, 1978. The Innisfree meteorite and the Canadian Camera network. J. Roy. Astron. Soc. Canada 72, 15-39.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 55, Meteoritics 13, 327-352 (1978)
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Geography:

Canada
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (53° 24' 54"N, 111° 20' 15"W)
     Recommended::   (53° 24' 54"N, 111° 20' 15"W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 17 approved meteorites from Alberta, Canada (plus 3 impact craters)
     This is 1 of 64 approved meteorites from Canada (plus 5 unapproved names) (plus 31 impact craters)
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