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Bluff (b)
Basic information Name: Bluff (b)
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1917
Country: United States
Mass:help 16 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 78  (1995)  L4
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L4
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L4
Recommended:  L4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 1613 approved meteorites (plus 4 unapproved names) classified as L4.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Writeuphelp
Writeup from MB 78:

Bluff (a) and (b)

Fayette County, Texas, USA

Found 1878 to 1917

Ordinary chondrites

A study of meteorites from Fayette County, Texas (McCoy et al., 1995b), showed that the three Bluff stones listed in Graham et al. (1985) represent two distinct falls. Details are listed in Table 1. Classification and analysis by Timothy J. McCoy and Klaus Keil, University of Hawaii, Planetary Geosciences Division, Department of Geology and Geophysics, Honolulu, Hawaii 96822, USA, and Arthur J. Ehlmann, Department of Geology, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas 76129, USA.

Data from:
  MB78
  Table 1
  Line 2:
Date:1917
Latitude:29°51'47"N
Longitude:96°55'36"W
Mass (g):~16000
Pieces:1
Class:L4
Shock stage:S3
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):23.3
Ferrosilite (mol%):19.2
Classifier:
Type spec mass (g):15500
Type spec location:TCU
Institutions
   and collections
TCU: Oscar E. Monnig Collection, Department of Geology, Texas Christian University, Ft. Worth, TX 76129, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 24 Feb 2012)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 78, Meteoritics 30, 792-796 (1995)
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Geography:

United States
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (29° 51' 47"N, 96° 55' 36"W)
     Recommended::   (29° 51' 47"N, 96° 55' 36"W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 311 approved meteorites from Texas, United States (plus 2 unapproved names) (plus 3 impact craters)
     This is 1 of 1827 approved meteorites from United States (plus 358 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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