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Worden
Basic information Name: Worden
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1997
Country: United States
Mass:help 1551 g
Classification
  history:
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L5
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 85  (2001)  L5
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L5
Recommended:  L5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 6705 approved meteorites (plus 4 unapproved names) classified as L5.   [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 85:

Worden

Washtenaw County, Michigan, USA

Fell 1997 September 1, 1700–1715 E.D.T.

Ordinary chondrite (L5)

After hearing a sound like distant thunder, a boom, and a crash, Duane Foster recovered a 1551 g stone broken into three fragments (largest 1496 g) from his garage. Mineralogy and classification (M. Velbel, MichSt; D. Matty, CMU; E. Essene and M. Linke, UMich): olivine, Fa24; shock stage, S2. Specimens: type specimen, 33.5 g, MichSt; main mass with finder.

Institutions
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MichSt: Department of Geological Sciences, 206 Natural Science Building, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824-1115, United States (institutional address; updated 12 Feb 2011)
CMU: Department of Geology, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI 48859, United States (institutional address)
UMich: Department of Geological Sciences, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, United States (institutional address)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 85, MAPS 36, A293-A322 (2001)
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Geography:

United States
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (42° 23'N, 83° 37'W)
     Recommended::   (42° 23' 5"N, 83° 36' 41"W)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 0.5 km apart

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 12 approved meteorites from Michigan, United States (plus 1 impact crater)
     This is 1 of 1857 approved meteorites from United States (plus 890 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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