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Catherwood
Basic information Name: Catherwood
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1965
Country: Canada
Mass:help 3.92 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 52  (1974)  L6
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L6
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 10870 approved meteorites (plus 4 unapproved names) classified as L6.   [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 52:
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DISCOVERY OF THE CATHERWOOD, SASKATCHEWAN, STONY METEOR

Name: CATHERWOOD

Place of find: Catherwood, Saskatchewan, Canada.

51°57.9'N, 107°26.3'W.

Date of find: 1965 (or possibly 1964)

Class and type: Stone. Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6).

Number of individual specimens: 1

Total weight: 3.92 kg

Circumstances of find: The specimen was found when it became entangled in a rod weeder and was given by the finder to a rock collector. The collector took it to the Meteorite Observation and Recovery Project Headquarters in Saskatoon and later sold it to that organization. Three years later the Kinley, Saskatchewan, meteorite was found within a distance of several miles. Both are olivine-hypersthene chondrites, but there are definite differences between the two. Main mass in Ottawa, Canadian National Meteorite Collection.

Sources: Dr. Ian Halliday, Astrophysics Branch, National Research Council of Canada, Ottawa 7, Ontario, Canada, K1A OR8. Dr. Michael R. Dence, Gravity Division, Earth Physics Branch, Department of Mines and Resources, Ottawa 7, Canada, Kl A OE4. Professor L. C. Coleman and Wayne T. Fillo, Department of Geological Sciences, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada, S7N OWO.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 52, Meteoritics 9, 101-121 (1974)
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Geography:

Canada
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (51° 57' 54"N, 107° 26' 18"W)
     Recommended::   (51° 57' 54"N, 107° 26' 18"W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 13 approved meteorites from Saskatchewan, Canada (plus 6 impact craters)
     This is 1 of 65 approved meteorites from Canada (plus 5 unapproved names) (plus 31 impact craters)
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