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Wray (b)
Basic information Name: Wray (b)
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1938
Country: United States
Mass:help 3.88 kg
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 77  (1994)  L5
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L5
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L5
Recommended:  L5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 8504 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)
Writeup from MB 77:

Wray (b)

Colorado, USA.

Found 1938

Ordinary chondrite (L5 S2)

A mass of 3.844 kg was found 17 miles N of the town of Wray. It was purchased by O. E. Monnig in 1938. Classification and analysis: olivine Fa24.2, pyroxene Fs20.5; A. J. Ehlmann and K. Keil., University of Hawaii, Planetary Geosciences Division, Dept. of Geology and Geophysics, Honolulu, Hawaii 96822, USA. See also Ehlmann and Keil (1993). Main mass: Monnig Collection, Dept. of Geology, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas 76129, USA. Wray (b) is different from the H-chondrite Wray listed in the Catalogue of Meteorites (Graham et al. 1985), which shall be known as Wray (a).

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 77, Meteoritics 29, 891-897 (1994)
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United States
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (40° 19' 31"N, 102° 11' 27"W)
     Recommended::   (40° 19' 51"N, 102° 11' 45"W)
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     This is 1 of 90 approved meteorites from Colorado, United States (plus 5 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 1893 approved meteorites from United States (plus 890 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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