|Basic information||Name: Salem|
This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1981
Country: United States
Mass: 61.4 g
This is 1 of 9723 approved meteorites (plus 3 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)
Writeup from MB 60:
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FALL OF THE SALEM, USA, STONY METEORITE
Place of fall: Salem, Marion County, Oregon, USA.
Date of fall: May 11 or 12, 1981, 0115 hrs.
Class and type: Stone. Olivine-hypersthene chondrite, amphoterite (LL4-5).
Number of individual
Total weight: 61g
Circumstances of fall: Fell onto the roof of a house in Salem. Two fragments totalling 61 g were recovered.
Sources: Smithsonian Institution SEAN Bulletin, 1981, 6, no. 6; J.C. Laul, priv. comm.. 1981.
|References:||Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 60, Meteoritics 17, 93-97 (1982)|
This is 1 of 6 approved meteorites from Oregon, United States (plus 2 unapproved names)
This is 1 of 1784 approved meteorites from United States (plus 352 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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