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Basic information Name: Noblesville
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1991
Country: United States
Mass:help 484 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 72  (1992)  H4-6
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H4
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H4-6
Recommended:  H4-6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 114 approved meteorites classified as H4-6.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Writeup from MB 72:
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Hamilton County, Indiana, USA

Fell August 31, 1991, at about 1900 CDT

Stone. Ordinary chondrite (H6-clasts in H4-host)

The stone passed two witnesses, Brodie Spaulding and Brian Kinzie, who observed it land 3.56 m in front of them on the lawn in front of a house. No light or sound except for the whirring sound as it passed and the thud in the ground was noticed. It is an oriented specimen with well-developed flight markings, weight 483.7 g. Large white H6-clasts have olivine Fa20, pyroxene Fs18-20, mean 19, the H4-host has olivine Fa16-21, mean 19, pyroxene Fs 7-22, mean 17, PMD 2%, thin section, classification and analysis, M. E. Zolensky, NASA Johnson Space Center, Code SN2, Houston, Texas 77058, USA. Information, M. E. Lipschutz, Dept. Chemistry, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana 47907-1393, USA. The main mass will be returned after the analyses to the finder, B. Spaulding.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 72, Meteoritics 27, 109-117 (1992)
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United States
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (40° 5' 7"N, 86° 3' 18"W)
     Recommended::   (40° 5' 7"N, 86° 3' 18"W)
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     This is 1 of 13 approved meteorites from Indiana, United States (plus 1 unapproved name) (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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