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Red Deer Hill
Basic information Name: Red Deer Hill
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1975
Country: Canada
Mass:help 2.51 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 55  (1978)  L6
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L6
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 10989 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 55:
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DISCOVERY OF THE RED DEER HILL, CANADA, STONY METEORITE

Name: RED DEER HILL

Place of find: 7 km north of Red Deer Hill elevator and approximately 14 km SSW of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada.

53°4'30"N., 105°50'30"W.

Date of find: May, 1975.

Class and type: Stone. Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6), (Olivine Fa26 by microprobe analysis).

Number of individual

specimens: 2

Total weight: 2.51 kg

Circumstances of find: One piece of 1.06 kg was found 2.5 km north of Red Deer Hill during seeding in May, 1975 by Mr. J. Hrynuik of Red Deer Hill. A second piece, 1.45 kg, was found approximately 0.8 km north of the first during a field inspection about two weeks later. A piece was cut and sent to the University of Saskatchewan at Saskatoon where it was identified by Prof. L. Coleman in July, 1975. Both speci­mens are angular and retain most of their fusion crust, but do not match together. There is little doubt that they come from the same fall, which may have been a fireball reported in 1963. May also be identical to Blaine Lake (q.v.).

Sources: Prof. L.C. Coleman, Department of Geological Sciences, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Sask., Canada, S7N OWO; Dr. A.G. Plant, Geologi­cal Survey of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K1A OE8; Mr. M.R. Dence, Earth Physics Branch, Department of Energy, Mines and Resources, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K1A OY3.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 55, Meteoritics 13, 327-352 (1978)
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Geography:

Canada
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (53° 4' 30"N, 105° 50' 30"W)
     Recommended::   (53° 4' 30"N, 105° 50' 30"W)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 0.7 m apart

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 13 approved meteorites from Saskatchewan, Canada (plus 6 impact craters)
     This is 1 of 65 approved meteorites from Canada (plus 5 unapproved names) (plus 31 impact craters)
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