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Basic information Name: Lamont
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1940
Country: United States
Mass:help 38.69 kg
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 81  (1997)  Mesosiderite
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  Mesosiderite
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Mesosiderite
Recommended:  Mesosiderite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 273 approved meteorites classified as Mesosiderite.   [show all]
Search for other: Mesosiderites, Metal-rich meteorites
Writeup from MB 81:


Greenwood County, Kansas, USA

Found 1940s


A 38.69 kg meteorite was found among stones in a fence row. Mineralogy and classification (A. Rubin and J. Wasson, UCLA):  olivine, Fa28; low-Ca pyroxene, Fs21–39Wo1.1–4.4; pigeonite, Fs32–39Wo7–11; plagioclase, Ab7.3Or0.37; subgroup 3 mesosiderite.  Specimens:  Haag and Killgore, split 18 kg; SI, ~7 kg; UCLA, ~5 kg; FMNH, ~4 kg; S. Shumer, ~900 g.

   and collections
FMNH: Department of Geology The Field Museum of Natural History 1400 South Lake Shore Drive Chicago, IL 60605-2496, USA, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 16 Nov 2011)
SI: Department of Mineral Sciences, NHB-119, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC 20560, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 16 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)
Haag: Robert Haag, P.O. Box 27527, Tucson, AZ 85726, United States; Website (private address)
Killgore: Marvin and Kitty Killgore, Southwest Meteorite Laboratory, P.O. Box 95, Payson, AZ 85547, United States; Website (private address)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 81, MAPS 32, A159-A166 (1997)
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United States
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (38° 4' 40"N, 96° 1' 35"W)
     Recommended::   (38° 4' 40"N, 96° 1' 35"W)

     This is 1 of 147 approved meteorites from Kansas, United States (plus 1 unapproved name) (plus 1 impact crater)
     This is 1 of 1927 approved meteorites from United States (plus 866 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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