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Wethersfield (1982)
Basic information Name: Wethersfield (1982)
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1982
Country: United States
Mass:help 2.76 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 62  (1984)  L6
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L6
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 10711 approved meteorites (plus 3 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 62:
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FALL OF THE WETHERSFIELD (1982), USA, STONY METEORITE

Name: WETHERSFIELD (1982)

Place of fall: Wethersfield, Connecticut, USA.

41°42'38"N., 72°40'25"W.

Date of fall: November 8, 1982, 2114 hrs.

Class and type: Stone. Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6). Olivine Fa25

Number of individual

specimens: 1 and small fragments

Total weight: 2756 g

Circumstances of fall: Following a fireball and thunder-like booms, a mass of 2704 g and about 52 g of fragments were recovered after falling through the roof of a house in Wethersfield, Connecticut, USA.

Source: R.S. Clarke, Jr., Department of Mineral Sciences, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. 20560, USA.

Note: The stone which fell in 1971 on the same town should now be referred to as the Wethersfield (1971) meteorite.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 62, Meteoritics 19, 49-57 (1984)
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Don Edwards   
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Geography:

United States
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (41° 42' 38"N, 72° 40' 25"W)
     Recommended::   (41° 42' 38"N, 72° 40' 25"W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 5 approved meteorites from Connecticut, United States (plus 1 unapproved name)
     This is 1 of 1809 approved meteorites from United States (plus 354 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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