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Nazareth (b)
Basic information Name: Nazareth (b)
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1967
Country: United States
Mass:help 3.6 kg
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 65  (1987)  L6
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L6
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 12331 approved meteorites (plus 8 unapproved names) classified as L6.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Writeup from MB 65:
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Revision of the naming of previously described Nazareth meteorites.

A number of meteorite specimens have been found in the Nazareth area, Castro County, Texas, USA. There have been a number of names given to this material in the recent literature. The following list of specimen names has been approved by the Nomenclature Committee of the Meteoritical Society and should be used in all future references to this material.


NameClassOriginal weightDate of find
Nazareth (a)L644g1938
Nazareth (b)L63.6 kg1967
Nazareth (c)H5222 g1970
Nazareth (d)H61.5 kg1968
Nazareth (e)H613.1 kg1977
Nazareth (iron)IIIA11.3 kg1968


Nazareth (a): Main mass: Monnig Collection, Texas Christian University. Called Nazareth (stone), Hutchison et al. (1977), Graham et al. (1985). Incorrectly classified as H-group, Mason (1963). Classified as L6, named (a), Ehlmann and Keil (1985).

Nazareth (b): Main mass: Mainz. Named (b), Huss (1976). Classified, Lange et al. (1980). Called Nazareth (c), Graham et al. (1985). Incorrectly classified as H-group, Wasson et al. (1985).

Nazareth (c): Main mass: Mainz. Listed, Huss (1976). Classification, F Wlotzka, priv comm. (1987).

Nazareth (d): Main mass: Mainz. Listed, Huss (1976). Classified, A.E. Rubin, priv comm. (1986). Nazareth (e): Main mass: DuPont Collection. Classified, named, Sipiera et al. (1983). Incorrectly listed as Nazareth (stone), Graham et al. (1985).

Nazareth (iron): Called Nazareth (b), Gooley et al. (1971). Called Nazareth (iron), Graham et al. (1985), Wasson (1974).

References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 65, Meteoritics 22, 157-163 (1987)
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United States
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (34° 30'N, 102° 15'W)
     Recommended::   (34° 30'N, 102° 15'W)

     This is 1 of 313 approved meteorites from Texas, United States (plus 2 unapproved names) (plus 3 impact craters)
     This is 1 of 1894 approved meteorites from United States (plus 890 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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