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Sandy Creek
Basic information Name: Sandy Creek
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1999
Country: United States
Mass:help 1330 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 87  (2003)  L5
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L5
Recommended:  L5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 6705 approved meteorites (plus 4 unapproved names) classified as L5.   [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 87:

Sandy Creek

Clay County, Nebraska, USA

Found 1999 July 6

Ordinary chondrite (L5)

One stone of 1330 g was found on an airport runway while it was being graded. Classification (A. Rubin, UCLA): Olivine, Fa25.2 ± 0.6, shock stage S4, weathering grade W4. Specimens: type specimen 55.7 g, UCLA; 37.6 g, DMNH; main mass Jensen.

Institutions
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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)
DMNH: Denver Museum of Nature and Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO 80205, United States (institutional address; updated 28 Feb 2011)
Jensen: Jensen Meteorites, 16730 E Ada Pl., Aurora, CO 80017-3137, United States; Website (private address)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 87, MAPS 38, A189-A248 (2003)
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Geography:

United States
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (40° 26'N, 98° 4'W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 50 approved meteorites from Nebraska, United States
     This is 1 of 1857 approved meteorites from United States (plus 890 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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