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Lamesa
Basic information Name: Lamesa
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1981
Country: United States
Mass:help 16.9 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 61  (1983)  Iron
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  IIICD
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  IAB-sLM
Recommended:  Iron, IAB-sLM    [explanation]

This is 1 of 10 approved meteorites classified as Iron, IAB-sLM.   [show all]
Search for other: IAB complex irons, Iron meteorites, and Metal-rich meteorites
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Writeup from MB 61:
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DISCOVERY OF THE LAMESA, USA, IRON METEORITE

Name: LAMESA

Place of find: 16 km north and 3 km east of Lamesa, Dawson County, Texas, USA.

32°53'N., 101°53'W.

Date of find: 1981

Class and type: Iron. Octahedrite, fine, with large troilite inclusions.

Number of individual

specimens: 1

Total weight: 16.9 kg

Circumstances of find: Not reported.

Source: E.A. King, Department of Geology, University of Houston, Texas 77004, USA.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 61, Meteoritics 18, 77-83 (1983)
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Geography:

United States
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (32° 53'N, 101° 53'W)
     Recommended::   (32° 53'N, 101° 53'W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 309 approved meteorites from Texas, United States (plus 2 unapproved names) (plus 3 impact craters)
     This is 1 of 1789 approved meteorites from United States (plus 352 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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