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Wellington
Basic information Name: Wellington
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1955
Country: United States
Mass:help 13.4 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 44  (1968)  H
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H5
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H5
Recommended:  H5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 10071 approved meteorites (plus 18 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 44:
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DISCOVERY OF WELLINGTON STONY METEORITE, USA

Name: WELLINGTON.

The place of fall or discovery: Collingsworth County, Texas, USA; φ = 31'57' N λ = 100°15' W.

Date of fall or discovery: FOUND, about 1955.

Class and type: STONY, olivine-bronzite chondrite.

Number of individual specimens: 1.

Total weight: 13.40 kg.

Circumstances of the fall or discovery: Recognized as an unusual stone in fine-grained river flood plain deposits. Identified as a meteorite by Dr. E. A. King.

Source: Report of Dr. E. A. King, Jr (Houston, USA) in a letter, V I 10, 1968.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 44, Moscow (1968) reprinted Met. 5, 85-109 (1970)
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Geography:

United States
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (34° 57'N, 100° 15'W)
     Recommended::   (34° 57'N, 100° 15'W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 312 approved meteorites from Texas, United States (plus 2 unapproved names) (plus 3 impact craters)
     This is 1 of 1862 approved meteorites from United States (plus 890 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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