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Wagon Mound
Basic information Name: Wagon Mound
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1932
Country: United States
Mass:help 87.5 kg
Classification
  history:
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L6
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 84  (2000)  L6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L6
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 10979 approved meteorites (plus 6 unapproved names) classified as L6.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
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Writeup from MB 84:

Wagon Mound

Mora County , New Mexico, USA

Found 1932, spring

Ordinary chondrite (L6)

An 87.5 kg stone was found by Donald Wiggins while he was planting a field.  His family kept the meteorite for 67 years, before selling it in 1999. Classification and mineralogy (A. Rubin, UCLA):  olivine, Fa25.3 ± 0.3 ; shock stage, S2; weathering grade, W2.  Specimens:  type specimen, 80 g, UCLA; main mass, Cott.

Institutions
   and collections
UCLA: Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1567, United States (institutional address; updated 17 Oct 2011)
Cott: Michael Cottingham Meteorite Collection, P.O. Box 727, Silver City, NM 88062, United States (private address)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 84, MAPS 35, A199-A225 (2000)
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Geography:

United States
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (35° 50'N, 104° 35'W)
     Recommended::   (35° 50' 27"N, 104° 35' 9"W)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 0.9 km apart

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 225 approved meteorites from New Mexico, United States (plus 2 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
     This is 1 of 1827 approved meteorites from United States (plus 358 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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