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Menziswyl
Basic information Name: Menziswyl
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1903
Country: Switzerland
Mass:help 28.9 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 77  (1994)  L5
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L5
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L5
Recommended:  L5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 6302 approved meteorites (plus 3 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)
Writeuphelp
Writeup from MB 77:

Menzyswil

Near Taters, Fribourg, Switzerland

Fell 1903, July

Ordinary chondrite (L5)

Two pieces of this meteorite (24.8 and 4.1 g) turned up in a private meteorite collection. A label signed by M. Musy, then curator of the Fribourg Natural History Museum, says: "Found at Menzyswil July 1903 before a barn next to a hole, made by a flash of lightning. The farmers say that the stone fell with the lightning and shattered when it hit the ground; it was hot, when they picked it up." Classification and analysis: olivine Fa23.5, pyroxene Fs20.6Wo0.5, plagioclase Ab86.9Or3.5; Jtirgen Otto, Mineralog. Petrogr. Institut der Universitat, Albert-Strasse 23 b, D-79104 Freiburg. Mass: 24.8 g in the Museum d'Histoire Naturelle, Fribourg, Switzerland; and 4.1 g Bally-Prior Museum, Schonenwerd, Switzerland. Information: Swiss Meteorite Laboratory, Rolf Btihler, P. O. Box 126, CH-8750 Glarus, Switzerland.


Writeup from MB 78:

Menziswyl (correction)

Menziswyl (near Tafers) is the correct writing for this meteorite, given as "Menzyswil (near Taters)" in Meteoritical Bulletin 77, Meteoritics 29 (1994) 891-897. See B├╝hler and Otto (1995).

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 77, Meteoritics 29, 891-897 (1994)
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 78, Meteoritics 30, 792-796 (1995)
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Geography:

Switzerland
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (46° 49' 7"N, 7° 13' 5"E)
     Recommended::   (46° 49' 7"N, 7° 13' 5"E)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 10.7 m apart

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 3 approved meteorites from Fribourg, Switzerland
     This is 1 of 11 approved meteorites from Switzerland (plus 3 unapproved names)
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Synonymshelp: Menzyswil (From MetBase)

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