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Plains
Basic information Name: Plains
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1964
Country: United States
Mass:help 34.3 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 49  (1970)  L
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H5
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H5
Recommended:  H5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 10036 approved meteorites (plus 18 unapproved names) classified as H5.   [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 49:
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PLAINS, Yoakum County, Texas; φ = 33°9' N, λ = 102°48' W.

FOUND, 1964.

STONY, olivine-hypersthene chondrite.

Number of individual specimens: 2.

Total weight: 34.3 kg.

Circumstances of fall or discovery: Two individuals were plowed up in fields about one mile apart.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 49, Moscow (1970) reprinted Meteoritics 6, 111-124 (1970)
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Geography:

United States
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (33° 17'N, 102° 46'W)
     Recommended::   (33° 17'N, 102° 46'W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 312 approved meteorites from Texas, United States (plus 2 unapproved names) (plus 3 impact craters)
     This is 1 of 1857 approved meteorites from United States (plus 890 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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