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Toulon
Basic information Name: Toulon
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1962
Country: United States
Mass:help 1215 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 52  (1974)  H5
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H5
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H5
Recommended:  H5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 8878 approved meteorites (plus 11 unapproved names) classified as H5.   [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 52:
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DISCOVERY OF THE TOULON, ILLINOIS, STONY METEORITE

Name: TOULON

Place of find: 7.6 km northeast of Toulon, Stark County, Illinois.

41°7'N, 89°48'30"W.

Date of find: 1962

Class and type: Stone. Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H5).

Number of individual specimens: 5 fragments that fit together to make an individual.

Total weight: 1214 g

Circumstances of find: It was found in a cultivated field on the farm of Mr. Willard Heaton. In 1964 the specimen was sent to the American Meteorite Laboratory, Denver, where it was identified as a meteorite.

Source: Edward Olsen and Glenn I Huss. 1974. The Toulon meteorite: A new chondrite from Illinois. Meteoritics, in press. [Editor's note, March 2016: Olsen E. and Huss G. I (1974) The Toulon meteorite: A new chondrite from Illinois, Meteoritics 9, 19-22.]

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 52, Meteoritics 9, 101-121 (1974)
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Geography:

United States
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (41° 7' 0"N, 89° 48' 30"W)
     Recommended::   (41° 7' 0"N, 89° 48' 30"W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 10 approved meteorites from Illinois, United States (plus 1 unapproved name) (plus 2 impact craters)
     This is 1 of 1789 approved meteorites from United States (plus 352 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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