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Beaver
Basic information Name: Beaver
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1940
Country: United States
Mass:help 25.63 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 61  (1983)  L5
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L5
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L5
Recommended:  L5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 8895 approved meteorites (plus 5 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 61:
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DISCOVERY OF THE BEAVER, USA, STONY METEORITE

Name: BEAVER

Place of find: Beaver, Beaver County, Oklahoma, USA.

36°48'N., 100°32'W.

Date of find: 1940, approximately; recognized 1981

Class and type: Stone. Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L5).

Number of individual

specimens: 1

Total weight: 25.628 kg

Circumstances of find: A single mass was found in use as a door-stop in the county jail in Beaver. It had been there for about 40 years.

Source: J. Westcott, P.O. Box 327, Sedona, Arizona 86336, USA.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 61, Meteoritics 18, 77-83 (1983)
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Geography:

United States
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (36° 48'N, 100° 32'W)
     Recommended::   (36° 48'N, 100° 32'W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 43 approved meteorites from Oklahoma, United States (plus 2 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
     This is 1 of 1929 approved meteorites from United States (plus 866 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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