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Basic information Name: Leoville
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1961
Country: United States
Mass:help 8.1 kg
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 49  (1970)  C
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  CV3
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  CV3
Recommended:  CV3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 476 approved meteorites (plus 2 unapproved names) classified as CV3.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (type 3), CV chondrites, and CV-CK clan chondrites
Writeup from MB 49:
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LEOVILLE, Decatur County, Kansas; φ = 38°48' N, λ = 100° 25' W.

FOUND, 1961 or 1962; recognized 1965.

STONY, polymict breccia of carbonaceous chondrite and achondrite.

Number of individual specimens: 1 and one fragment.

Total weight: 8.1 kg.

Circumstances of fall or discovery: One 1.6 kg. specimen was first plowed up in 1961 or 1962 and left under a fence until 1965. One 6.5 kg. fragment representing about two-thirds of an individual was found lying in a farm yard; When and where it was plowed up is not known.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 49, Moscow (1970) reprinted Meteoritics 6, 111-124 (1970)
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United States
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (39° 38' 0"N, 100° 28' 2"W)
     Recommended::   (39° 38' 0"N, 100° 28' 2"W)
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     This is 1 of 147 approved meteorites from Kansas, United States (plus 1 unapproved name) (plus 1 impact crater)
     This is 1 of 1930 approved meteorites from United States (plus 866 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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Synonymshelp: Leoville (a) (In NHM Cat)

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