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Basic information Name: Wells
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1985
Country: United States
Mass:help 4.14 kg
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 81  (1997)  LL3.3
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  LL3.3
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  LL3.3
Recommended:  LL3.3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 16 approved meteorites classified as LL3.3.   [show all]
Search for other: LL chondrites, LL chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
Writeup from MB 81:


Lynn County, Texas, USA

Found ca. 1985, recognized 1996

Ordinary chondrite (LL3.3)

A 4.135 kg stone was found by P. M. Sherrill in a grain field.  Mineralogy and classification (P. Benoit, UArk; A. Rubin, UCLA): olivine, Fa0.8–30.8, average Fa11.3; induced TL sensitivity (Dhajala = 1), 0.006 ± 0.002; induced TL peak T, 145 ± 16 °C; cathodoluminescence properties similar to St. Mary’s County (LL3.3). Specimens:  83.5 g, ASU; 54 g, UCLA; 171 g, CalTech; main mass, Reed.

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ASU: Center for Meteorite Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona 85287-1404, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 14 Jan 2012)
UArk: Cosmochemistry Group, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, 72701, United States (institutional address; updated 16 Oct 2011)
UCLA: Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1567, United States (institutional address; updated 17 Oct 2011)
CalTech: Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91124, United States (institutional address)
Reed: Blaine Reed, P.O. Box 1141, Delta, CO 81416, United States; Website (private address)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 81, MAPS 32, A159-A166 (1997)
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United States
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (33° 3'N, 101° 56'W)
     Recommended::   (33° 3'N, 101° 56'W)

     This is 1 of 316 approved meteorites from Texas, United States (plus 2 unapproved names) (plus 3 impact craters)
     This is 1 of 1924 approved meteorites from United States (plus 867 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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