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Basic information Name: Smithville
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1840
Country: United States
Mass:help 70.5 kg
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 26  (1963)  Iron
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  IAB
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  IAB-MG
Recommended:  Iron, IAB-MG    [explanation]

This is 1 of 124 approved meteorites classified as Iron, IAB-MG.   [show all]
Search for other: IAB complex irons, Iron meteorites, and Metal-rich meteorites
Writeup from MB 26:
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An article by William F. Read. A new find at the Smithville meteorite locality. Journ. of the Tennessee Academy of Science, vol. 38, No. 1, January, 1963, reports about a find in January 1962 seventh specimen of the iron meteorite Smithville, DeKalb County, Tennessee, USA, weighing approximately 2.924 kg. First specimen of this meteorite was found in 1840 (see: G. T. Prior. Catalogue of Meteorites. Second edition by Max H. Hey, London, 1953).

Buchwald The following entries were found for Smithville in Buchwald (1975)
[Buchwald, Vagn F. (1975) Handbook of Iron Meteorites. University of California Press, 1418 pp.]
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 26, Moscow (1963)
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United States
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (35° 59'N, 85° 51'W)
     Recommended::   (35° 59'N, 85° 51'W)

     This is 1 of 26 approved meteorites from Tennessee, United States (plus 1 unapproved name) (plus 2 impact craters)
     This is 1 of 1930 approved meteorites from United States (plus 866 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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