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Cat Mountain
Basic information Name: Cat Mountain
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1981
Country: United States
Mass:help 2.7 kg
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 75  (1993)  L5-imp melt breccia
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 75:
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Cat Mountain

Pima County, Arizona, USA

Found 1980-82, identified 1992

Ordinary chondrite (L5, impact melt breccia)

A stone of 2.7 kg was found by the late William Goldups while walking along a path in front of his house; since he walked this path each evening, it is believed that the stone was found within 24 hours of when it fell. Classificastion and analysis, type specimen and thin sections, olivine Fa25, pyroxene Fs22.5, kamacite 7% Ni avg., 0.87% Co avg., David A. Kring, Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, The University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 85721, USA. The stone is a breccia with shocked L5 clasts in an igneous melt matrix, see Kring (1993). The main mass is with Robert Haag, P. O. Box 27527, Tucson Arizona 85726, USA; PTS and 300 g at Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, Univ. of Arizona; 784 g remain with the finder, they will be temporarily on loan to the University of Arizona Mineral Museum in Tucson, Arizona.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 75, Meteoritics 28, 692-703 (1993)
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United States
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (32° 8' 54"N, 111° 6' 42"W)
     Recommended::   (32° 8' 54"N, 111° 6' 42"W)

     This is 1 of 178 approved meteorites from Arizona, United States (plus 1 impact crater)
     This is 1 of 1893 approved meteorites from United States (plus 890 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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