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Ransom
Basic information Name: Ransom
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1938
Country: United States
Mass:help 15 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 47  (1969)  H
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H4
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H4
Recommended:  H4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 5964 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 47:
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DISCOVERY OF RANSOM STONY METEORITE, USA

Name: RANSOM.

The place of fall or discovery: Ransom, Kansas, USA; φ = 38°42' N, λ =99°52'W.

Date of fall or discovery: FOUND, 1955.

Class and type: STONY, olivine-bronzite chondrite.

Number of individual specimens: Unknown, finder reported several.

Total weight: Unknown, 1.82 kg specimen studied.

Circumstances of the fall or discovery: Found by Joseph Luthers, Jr., and presented to Fort Hays Kansas State College Museum, Hays.

Source: The same.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 47, Moscow (1969) reprinted Meteoritics 5, 85-109 (1970)
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Geography:

United States
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (38° 37'N, 99° 56'W)
     Recommended::   (38° 37'N, 99° 56'W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 145 approved meteorites from Kansas, United States (plus 1 unapproved name) (plus 1 impact crater)
     This is 1 of 1862 approved meteorites from United States (plus 890 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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Synonymshelp: Rancome (In NHM Cat)

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