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Basic information Name: Waterville
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1917
Country: United States
Mass:help 37.13 kg
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  IIICD-an
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  IAB-ung
Recommended:  Iron, IAB-ung    [explanation]

This is 1 of 68 approved meteorites classified as Iron, IAB-ung.   [show all]
Search for other: IAB complex irons, Iron meteorites, and Metal-rich meteorites
Comments: Revised 26 Sep 2011: New information received
Writeup from MB 100:

Waterville        47°46'04"N,  119°52'35"W

Washington, United States

Found: 1917

Classification: Iron meteorite (IAB, ungrouped)

New information: The Waterville meteorite was found in 1917 on the Fred Fachnie farm near Waterville, Washington. The correct find location was in the N.W. ΒΌ Sec. 7, T. 26 N., R. 24 E., W.M., or 47°46' 04" N., 119°52'35" W. This information was established by Ellen D. Grizzle in a direct interview with the Fachnie family. The total mass of the meteorite was 37.125 kg as measured in the Ferry Museum of Tacoma, Washington, and as shown in the NHM Catalog of Meteorites (Internet). Further details can be obtained from Mr. Delbert S. Duncan.

Buchwald The following entries were found for Waterville in Buchwald (1975)
[Buchwald, Vagn F. (1975) Handbook of Iron Meteorites. University of California Press, 1418 pp.]
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NHM: Department of Mineralogy, The Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD, United Kingdom; Website (institutional address; updated 9 Dec 2011)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 100, MAPS 49, E1-E101 (2014)
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Photos from the Encyclopedia of Meteorites:
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United States
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (47° 45'N, 119° 51'W)
     Recommended::   (47° 46' 4"N, 119° 52' 35"W)
Note: the NHM and recommended coordinates are 2.8 km apart

     This is 1 of 6 approved meteorites from Washington, United States (plus 1 unapproved name)
     This is 1 of 1924 approved meteorites from United States (plus 867 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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