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Basic information Name: Richland
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1951
Country: United States
Mass:help 50.6 kg
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  IIAB
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  IIA
Recommended:  Iron, IIAB    [explanation]

This is 1 of 148 approved meteorites classified as Iron, IIAB.   [show all]
Search for other: IIAB irons, Iron meteorites, and Metal-rich meteorites
Comments: Revised 3 Apr 2007: Added info on new mass
Writeup from MB 8:
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RICHLAND, Texas, U. S. A. Iron.

Literature: 1. F. Leonard. A Classificational Catalog of the meteoritic falls of the World, 1956, p.8.  2. /MA-13-362/.

Writeup from MB 92:
A 47 kg iron meteorite was reportedly found near Fredericksburg, Texas. Chemical analysis (Wasson et al., 2007) showed that it is indistinguishable from Richland, a 13.6 kg IIAB iron that was found ~300 km away. It is likely that these meteorites are paired and that one (or both) masses were transported by humans from their original find locations. Henceforth, the name Fredericksburg shall be an unofficial synonym for Richland. The new mass may be referred to as "Richland (Fredericksburg)." A total of 213 g is on deposit at UCLA.
  • Leonard F.C. (1956) A classificational catalog of the meteoritic falls of the world. University of California Press, Berkeley, (link)
Buchwald The following entries were found for Richland in Buchwald (1975)
[Buchwald, Vagn F. (1975) Handbook of Iron Meteorites. University of California Press, 1418 pp.]
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UCLA: Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1567, United States (institutional address; updated 17 Oct 2011)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 8, Moscow (1958)
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 92, MAPS 42, 1647-1694 (2007)
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United States
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (31° 54'N, 96° 24'W)
     Recommended::   (31° 54'N, 96° 24'W)

     This is 1 of 317 approved meteorites from Texas, United States (plus 2 unapproved names) (plus 3 impact craters)
     This is 1 of 1927 approved meteorites from United States (plus 866 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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Synonymshelp: Fredericksburg (Wasson et al. (2007) GCA 71, 760-781)
Richland (Fredericksburg) (Wasson et al. (2007) GCA 71, 760-781)

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