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San Juan Capistrano
Basic information Name: San Juan Capistrano
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1973
Country: United States
Mass:help 56 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 53  (1975)  H6
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H6
Recommended:  H6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 5564 approved meteorites (plus 3 unapproved names) classified as H6.   [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 53:
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FALL OF THE SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CALIFORNIA, STONY METEORITE

Name: SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO

Place of fall: San Juan Capistrano, California, U.S.A.

33°29'05"N, 117°39'45"W.

Date of fall: March 15, 1973, between midnight and 0400, Pacific Standard Time.

Class and type: Stone. Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H6).

Number of individual specimens: 2

Total weight: 56g

Circumstances of fall: The largest piece, 50.5 g, penetrated the aluminum sheeting roof of a carport in a mobile-home park and was picked up on the carport floor several hours later. The second smaller fragment, 5.5 g, was discovered about one month after the fall in the gutter of the carport roof.

Source: R. C. Finkel, D. Lal and K. Marti. 1973. Cosmicray record in the San Juan Capistrano meteorite. Meteoritics 8, 365.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 53, Meteoritics 10, 133-158 (1975)
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Geography:

United States
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (33° 29' 5"N, 117° 39' 45"W)
     Recommended::   (33° 29' 5"N, 117° 39' 45"W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 253 approved meteorites from California, United States (plus 24 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 1802 approved meteorites from United States (plus 352 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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