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Basic information Name: Axtell
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1943
Country: United States
Mass:help 6.2 kg
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 77  (1994)  CV3
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  CV3
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  CV3
Recommended:  CV3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 473 approved meteorites (plus 2 unapproved names) classified as CV3.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (type 3), CV chondrites, and CV-CK clan chondrites
Writeup from MB 77:


McLennon County, Texas, USA

Found 1943, recognized 1993

Carbonaceous chondrite (CV3)

A single stone of 6.2 kg was found while ploughing. Classification and thin section analysis by Simon et al. (1994a) and Casanova and Simon (1994): olivines and low-Ca pyroxenes average Fay and Fs1, respectively, texture and oxygen isotope ratios (anlysis R. N. Clayton) are much like those of Allende. However, Axtell shows pervasive weathering of matrix minerals and has a 60Co concentration and refractory inclusions that are unlike those of typical Allende specimens. Natural and induced thermoluminescence data are also consistent with this meteorite not being paired with Allende; see Simon et al. (1994b). Distribution: 670 g and type sections at Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago; 740 g, James Schwade; 331 g, Marlin Cilz; 322 g, Museum National d`Histoire Naturelle, Paris; 264 g, Blaine Reed; 165 g, Max-Planck-Institut fair Chemie, Mainz. Discovery details: Blaine Reed, 907 County Road 207 # 17, Durango, Colorado 81301, USA.

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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:   (31° 40'N, 96° 58'W)
     Recommended::   (31° 39' 36"N, 96° 58' 18"W)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 0.9 km apart

     This is 1 of 317 approved meteorites from Texas, United States (plus 2 unapproved names) (plus 3 impact craters)
     This is 1 of 1929 approved meteorites from United States (plus 866 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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