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Millen
Basic information Name: Millen
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1975
Country: United States
Mass:help 40.8 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 55  (1978)  H4
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H4
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H4
Recommended:  H4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 5954 approved meteorites (plus 2 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)
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Writeup from MB 55:
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DISCOVERY OF THE MILLEN, USA, STONY METEORITE

Name: MILLEN

Place of find: 4.6 miles northeast of Millen, Jenkins County, Georgia, USA.

32°50'7"N., 81°52'26"W.

Date of find: 1975

Class and type: Stone. Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H4).

Number of individual

specimens: 2

Total weight: 40.8 kg

Circumstances of find: The first specimen was found by Melvin Bell during spring ploughing. It was identified as a meteorite by B.J. O'Connor, Department of Natural Resources, Altanta, Georgia. The second specimen was found about three months later, in late June at the edge of the same field by Wendel Bell. Both specimens are now at the Division of Meteorites, Smithsonian Institution.

Source: Roy S. Clarke, Jr., Division of Meteorites, Smith­sonian Institution, Washington, D.C. 20560, USA.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 55, Meteoritics 13, 327-352 (1978)
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Geography:

United States
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (32° 50' 7"N, 81° 52' 26"W)
     Recommended::   (32° 50' 7"N, 81° 52' 26"W)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 1.1 m apart

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 26 approved meteorites from Georgia, United States
     This is 1 of 1857 approved meteorites from United States (plus 890 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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