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Lea County 003
Basic information Name: Lea County 003
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1999
Country: United States
Mass:help 4.91 g
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H4
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 84  (2000)  H4
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H4
Recommended:  H4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 6529 approved meteorites (plus 3 unapproved names) classified as H4.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Writeup from MB 84:

Lea County 003

Lea County , New Mexico, USA

Found 1999 October 26

Ordinary chondrite (H4)

A 4.59 g chondrite partly covered by black fusion crust was found by T. Mikouchi while he, P. Buchanan, K. Welton, M. Hutchison, and R. Hutchison were searching for meteorites near Jal, New Mexico.  Classification and mineralogy (T. Mikouchi, JSC):  olivine, most grains Fa17–32, one chondrule has Fa1, PMD = 1.4%, CaO content 0.01–0.03 wt%; low-Ca pyroxene, Fs10–41Wo0.5–4, PMD = 2.4%; high-Ca pyroxene, Fs4–17Wo37–48; weathering grade, W3.  Specimens:  main mass and thin section, UTok; thin section, NHM.

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JSC: Mailcode XI, 2101 NASA Parkway, NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX 77058, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 28 Jul 2022)
NHM: Department of Mineralogy, The Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD, United Kingdom; Website (institutional address; updated 9 Dec 2011)
UTok: University Museum, University of Tokyo, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033, Japan (institutional address; updated 3 Oct 2021)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 84, MAPS 35, A199-A225 (2000)
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United States
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (32° 3'N, 103° 9'W)
     Recommended::   (32° 2' 36"N, 103° 9' 12"W)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 0.8 km apart

     This is 1 of 228 approved meteorites from New Mexico, United States (plus 2 unapproved names) (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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