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Smyer
Basic information Name: Smyer
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1968
Country: United States
Mass:help 3.27 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 57  (1980)  H5-6
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H5-6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H6
Recommended:  H6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 5855 approved meteorites (plus 5 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 57:
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DISCOVERY OF THE SMYER, USA, STONY METEORITE

Name: SMYER

Place of find: 4 km NE. of Smyer, Hockley County, Texas, USA.

33°35'N., 102°10'W.

Date of find: June 1, 1968, approximately.

Class and type: Stone. Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H5-6). Olivine Fa19.7, ortho­pyroxene Fs16.5Wo1.0

Number of individual

specimens: 1

Total weight: 3273 g.

Circumstances of find: Recovered from the surface of a cultivated field. The stone was covered by a weathered fusion crust when found.

Source: Dr. E.A. King, Department of Geology, University of Houston, Houston, Texas 77004, USA.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 57, Meteoritics 15, 93-104 (1980)
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Geography:

United States
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (33° 35'N, 102° 10'W)
     Recommended::   (33° 35'N, 102° 10'W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 311 approved meteorites from Texas, United States (plus 2 unapproved names) (plus 3 impact craters)
     This is 1 of 1834 approved meteorites from United States (plus 358 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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