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White Elephant
Basic information Name: White Elephant
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1997
Country: United States
Mass:help 10.4 g
Classification
  history:
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L4
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 85  (2001)  L4
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L4
Recommended:  L4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 1709 approved meteorites (plus 24 unapproved names) classified as L4.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Data from:
  MB85
  Table 2
  Line 33:
State/Prov/County:Mohave, Arizona
Origin or pseudonym:Gold Basin
Date:5 Jan 1997
Latitude:35°53.4'N
Longitude:114°12.2'W
Mass (g):10.4
Pieces:1
Class:L4
Shock stage:S3
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):24
Ferrosilite (mol%):21
Wollastonite (mol%):1.3
Classifier:D. Kring and D. Hill (UAz)
Type spec mass (g):10.3
Main mass:UAz
Finder:John Blennert
Comments:14C and 10Be analyses (T. Jull, UAz) indicate that this specimen is a recent fall, whereas Gold Basin fell 15,000 years ago; kamacite contains 0.77±0.1 wt% Co
Institutions
   and collections
UAz: Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, University of Arizona, 1629 E. University Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85721, United States (institutional address; updated 14 Jan 2012)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 85, MAPS 36, A293-A322 (2001)
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Geography:

United States
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (35° 53'N, 114° 12'W)
     Recommended::   (35° 53' 24"N, 114° 12' 12"W)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 0.8 km apart

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 175 approved meteorites from Arizona, United States (plus 1 impact crater)
     This is 1 of 1881 approved meteorites from United States (plus 890 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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