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Tierra Blanca
Basic information Name: Tierra Blanca
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1965
Country: United States
Mass:help 860 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 56  (1979)  Achondrite-an
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  Winonaite
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Winonaite
Recommended:  Winonaite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 34 approved meteorites classified as Winonaite.   [show all]
Search for other: Primitive achondrites, Winonaites
Writeuphelp
Writeup from MB 56:
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DISCOVERY OF THE TIERRA BLANCA, USA, STONY METEORITE

Name: TIERRA BLANCA

Place of find: Approximately 10 km SW of Canyon, Randall County, Texas, US

34°36'N., 102°01'W.

Date of find: Before November, 1965.

Class and type: Stone. Anomalous achondrite.

Number of individual

specimens: 1

Total weight: 860 g

Circumstances of find: Recognized as possibly an unusual rock by a rancher. Identified as a meteorite by F.W. Daugherty, West Texas State University, Canyon, Texas. Main mass in private possession.

Source: E.A. King, Department of Geology, University of Houston, Houston, Texas, USA. See also Meteoritics, 1977, 12, 276 (abst.).

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 56, Meteoritics 14, 161-175 (1979)
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Geography:

United States
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (34° 56'N, 102° 1'W)
     Recommended::   (34° 56'N, 102° 1'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 1816 approved meteorites from United States (plus 354 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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