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Slaton
Basic information Name: Slaton
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1941
Country: United States
Mass:help 1070 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 83  (1999)  L4
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L4
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L4
Recommended:  L4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 1707 approved meteorites (plus 4 unapproved names) classified as L4.   [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 83:

Slaton

Lubbock County, Texas, USA

Found 1941, recognized 1994

Ordinary chondrite (L4)

A 1070 gram stone was found by H. M. Cade while he was plowing a cotton field. Mr. Cade kept it on a shelf until his death. Classi­fication and mineralogy (A. Rubin, UCLA): olivine, Fa23.1; shock stage, S2; weathering grade, W4. Specimens: type specimen, 19 g, UCLA; main mass, AShaw.

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)
AShaw: Allen Shaw, P.O. Box 13166, Edwardsville, KS 66113, United States (private address)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 83, MAPS 34, A169-A186 (1999)
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Geography:

United States
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (33° 26'N, 101° 45'W)
     Recommended::   (33° 26'N, 101° 45'W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 313 approved meteorites from Texas, United States (plus 2 unapproved names) (plus 3 impact craters)
     This is 1 of 1865 approved meteorites from United States (plus 890 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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Synonymshelp: Slaton (a) (defined with Slaton (b))

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