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Spade
Basic information Name: Spade
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2000
Country: United States
Mass:help 8.86 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 87  (2003)  H6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H6
Recommended:  H6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 5876 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 87:

Spade

Lamb County, Texas, USA

Found October 2000

Ordinary chondrite (H6)

A single mass of 8.86 kg was found in a grass field by Mr. J. Talbert while farming. Classification and mineralogy (R. Jones, UNM; A. Rubin, UCLA): Olivine, mean Fa19; Low-Ca pyroxene, mean Fs17Wo3.75; Plagioclase, mean Ab79.9Or5.8; kamacite, mean Ni 6.9 wt%, Co 0.46 wt%. Shock stage S2, weathering grade W2. Spade is an annealed impact melt rock. It has very low abundances of relict chondrules and coarse mafic silicates; heterogeneous plagioclase; high Wo contents of low-Ca pyroxene; chromite-plagioclase assemblages; and extensive silicate darkening. Specimens: main mass with finder; type specimen, 81 g, plus thin section, UNM.

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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)
UNM: Institute of Meteoritics MSC03 2050 University of New Mexico Albuquerque NM 87131-1126 USA, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 12 Feb 2015)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 87, MAPS 38, A189-A248 (2003)
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United States
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (34° 0' 4"N, 102° 7' 42"W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 312 approved meteorites from Texas, United States (plus 2 unapproved names) (plus 3 impact craters)
     This is 1 of 1836 approved meteorites from United States (plus 358 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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