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Burnwell
Basic information Name: Burnwell
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1990
Country: United States
Mass:help 1504 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 82  (1998)  OC4
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  OC-ung
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H4-an
Recommended:  H4-an    [explanation]

This is 1 of 23 approved meteorites classified as H4-an.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
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Writeup from MB 82:

Burnwell

Pike County, Kentucky, USA

Fell 1990 September 4, 15:45 EDT (19:45 UT)

Ordinary chondrite (type 4)

A 1.504 kg stone fell through the porch of Arthur and Frances Pegg, frightening a goat and a horse, and was recovered the next day.  Classification and mineralogy (T. McCoy, R. Ash, E. Jarosewich and S. Russell, SI):  olivine, Fa15.8; pyroxene Fs13.4; Co in kamacite, 0.35 wt%; Fe-Ni metal, 19.75 wt%; shock stage S3; O isotopes, d17O = +0.48 permil; chondrule sizes similar to H chondrites; many properties are similar to Willaroy; see Russell et al., 1998.  Specimens:  all at SI

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SI: Department of Mineral Sciences, NHB-119, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC 20560, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 16 Jan 2012)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 82, MAPS 33, A221-A240 (1998)
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Don Edwards   
Smithsonian Museum of Natural History   
The house hit by the meteorite   
Geography:

United States
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (37° 37' 19"N, 82° 14' 14"W)
     Recommended::   (37° 37' 19"N, 82° 14' 14"W)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 1.1 m apart

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 25 approved meteorites from Kentucky, United States (plus 1 impact crater)
     This is 1 of 1891 approved meteorites from United States (plus 890 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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