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Willard (b)
Basic information Name: Willard (b)
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1934 or 1933
Country: United States
Mass:help 12.7 kg
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 81  (1997)  H3
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H3.5-3.6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H3.6
Recommended:  H3.6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 43 approved meteorites classified as H3.6.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
Writeup from MB 81:

Willard (b)

Torrance County, New Mexico, USA

Fell (?) 1933 August, found 1934 ca. March.

Ordinary chondrite (H3)

A senior citizen remembers a brilliant fireball and sonic boom around 1933 August.  He recovered a single stone of 12.7 kg in a field south of the town of Willard the next spring.  Classification and mineralogy (M. Prinz, AMNH):  olivine, Fa7–27, mode at Fa19–21; pyroxene, predominantly En81Wo1.2–1.6, chondrule boundaries vague, indicating high type 3;  some parts are equilibrated; contains angular, dark clasts. Induced thermoluminescence (TL) (P. Benoit and D. Sears, UArk):  sensitivity, 0.17–0.02; temp., 186 °C; peak width, 132 mm; TL gives petrologic type 3.5–3.6. Specimens:  main mass, Farrell; type specimen, 56 g, AMNH.  This meteorite receives the designation Willard (b);  the L6 chondrite from the same locality, found in 1978 (Meteoritical Bulletin, No. 62, 1984), shall be designated henceforth Willard (a).

   and collections
AMNH: Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West, New York, NY 10024, United States (institutional address; updated 18 May 2013)
UArk: Cosmochemistry Group, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, 72701, United States (institutional address; updated 16 Oct 2011)
Farrell: Ron Farrell, Bethany Sciences, P.O. Box 3726, New Haven, CT 06525, 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:   (34° 30'N, 105° 50'W)
     Recommended::   (34° 30'N, 105° 50'W)

     This is 1 of 227 approved meteorites from New Mexico, United States (plus 2 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
     This is 1 of 1883 approved meteorites from United States (plus 890 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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