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Owasco
Basic information Name: Owasco
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1984
Country: United States
Mass:help 168.4 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 63  (1985)  L6
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L6
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 10981 approved meteorites (plus 6 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)
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Writeup from MB 63:
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DISCOVERY OF THE OWASCO, USA, STONY METEORITE

Name: OWASCO

Place of find: Kimball County, Nebraska, USA.

41°12'N., 103°41'W.

Date of find: 1984

Class and type: Stone. Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6). Olivine Fa24.5.

Number of individual

specimens: 15

Total weight: 168.4 kg

Circumstances of find: Found by a farmer in the same field as the OLIVER stone. Much more terrestrially weathered than OLIVER. The OWASCO specimens have no fusion crust and are highly shocked.

Source: G.I Huss, American Meteorite Laboratory, P.O. Box 2098, Denver, Colorado 80201, USA.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 63, Meteoritics 20, 275-283 (1985)
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Peter Marmet   
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Geography:

United States
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (41° 12'N, 103° 41'W)
     Recommended::   (41° 12'N, 103° 41'W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 49 approved meteorites from Nebraska, United States
     This is 1 of 1827 approved meteorites from United States (plus 358 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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