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Skiff
Basic information Name: Skiff
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1966
Country: Canada
Mass:help 3.54 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 59  (1981)  H4
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H4
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H4
Recommended:  H4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 5703 approved meteorites (plus 2 unapproved names) classified as H4.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Revised 27 Jul 2013: New information added
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Writeup from MB 58:
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DISCOVERY OF THE SKIFF, CANADA, STONY METEORITE

Name: SKIFF

Place of find: Near Skiff, Alberta, Canada.

49°27'N., 111°52'W.

Date of find: 1966

Class and type: Stone. Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H4). Olivine Fa18.

Number of individual

specimens: 1

Total weight: 3.54 kg.

Circumstances of find: Found by W.L. Nemeth on his farm near Skiff in southern Alberta (NE. 1/4, sect. 33, township 6, range 14W.). The meteorite is now in the University of Alberta.

Source: J. Steiner and D. Smith, Department of Geology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada and Geotimes, Sept. 1978, 13.


Writeup from MB 59:
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CORRECTION
DISCOVERY OF THE SKIFF, CANADA, STONY METEORITE

Amended place of find: NE. 1/4, section 31, township 3, range 14, west of the 4th meridian.

49°15'N., 111°52'W.

Further details: 1.43 kg is now in the National Meteorite Collection, Ottawa, Canada.

Initially reported: Meteoritical Bulletin, 1980 (58) in Meteoritics, 1980, 15, 239.

Source: J. Steiner, Department of Geology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.


Writeup from MB 102:
Additional information for Skiff:

Geochemistry: (C. Herd, UAb) Olivine Fa18.3±1.5 (n=85); Low-Ca pyroxene Fs17.1±3.1Wo1.8±1.1 (n=24).

Specimens: 2.04 kg and one polished thin section, UAb; 1.43 kg, GSC.

 


Institutions
   and collections
UAb: 1-26 Earth Sciences Building, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, T6G 2E3, Canada, Canada; Website (institutional address; updated 17 Oct 2011)
GSC: National Meteorite Collection, Geological Survey of Canada, 601 Booth Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0E8, Canada (institutional address; updated 27 Feb 2011)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 58, Meteoritics 15, 235-240 (1980)
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 59, Meteoritics 16, 193-199 (1981)
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 102, MAPS 50, 1662, September 2015
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Geography:

Canada
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (49° 15'N, 111° 52'W)
     Recommended::   (49° 15'N, 111° 52'W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 17 approved meteorites from Alberta, Canada (plus 3 impact craters)
     This is 1 of 65 approved meteorites from Canada (plus 5 unapproved names) (plus 31 impact craters)
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