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Wah Wah Valley
Basic information Name: Wah Wah Valley
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1986
Country: United States
Mass:help 9 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 66  (1988)  L6
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L6
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 12780 approved meteorites (plus 11 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)
Writeup from MB 66:
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Wah Wah Valley

Millard County, Utah, USA

Found 1986, May 26

Stone. Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6).

A single 9.0 g mass was found by R. Schroetke during a search on a dry lake bed at the NW corner of the Wah Wah Valley Hardpan, Millard County, Utah, about 60 miles W of Delta. (T. E. Schmidt, Tiara Observatory, P. O. Box 1059, Colorado Springs, CO 80901, USA)

References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 66, Meteoritics 23, 171-173 (1988)
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United States
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (38° 40' 36"N, 113° 18' 6"W)
     Recommended::   (38° 40' 36"N, 113° 18' 6"W)

     This is 1 of 27 approved meteorites from Utah, United States (plus 1 impact crater)
     This is 1 of 1927 approved meteorites from United States (plus 866 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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