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Wimberley
Basic information Name: Wimberley
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1976
Country: United States
Mass:help 7.8 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 56  (1979)  Iron
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  IIIAB
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  IIIB
Recommended:  Iron, IIIAB    [explanation]

This is 1 of 319 approved meteorites classified as Iron, IIIAB.   [show all]
Search for other: IIIAB irons, Iron meteorites, and Metal-rich meteorites
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Writeup from MB 56:
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DISCOVERY OF THE WIMBERLY, USA, IRON METEORITE

Name: WIMBERLY

Place of find: Approximately 3 km SW of Wimberly, Hays County, Texas, USA. 29°58'N., 98°07'W.

Date of find: 1976, early in the year.

Class and type: Iron. Octahedrite.

Number of individual

specimens: 1

Total weight: 7.8 kg, approximately.

Circumstances of find: Found by Mr. Troy Smith of Pasadena, Texas, during a field excursion. He removed about 800 g from the mass and brought it to the Houston Museum of Natural Science where it was identified as a meteorite. Main mass in the Children's Museum, Fort Worth, Texas, USA.

Source: E.A. King, Department of Geology, University of Houston, Houston, Texas 77004, USA.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 56, Meteoritics 14, 161-175 (1979)
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Geography:

United States
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (29° 58'N, 98° 7'W)
     Recommended::   (29° 58'N, 98° 7'W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 313 approved meteorites from Texas, United States (plus 2 unapproved names) (plus 3 impact craters)
     This is 1 of 1865 approved meteorites from United States (plus 890 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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