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Clovis (no. 1)
Basic information Name: Clovis (no. 1)
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1961
Country: United States
Mass:help 283 kg
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 22  (1961)  Chondrite
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H3.6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H3.6
Recommended:  H3.6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 43 approved meteorites classified as H3.6.   [show all]
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Writeup from MB 22:
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The place of fall or discovery: About 12 kin south-southeast of the Santa Fe Railroad Station, Clovis, Curry County, New Mexico, USA; φ = 34°18'N, λ = 103°8.5'W.

Date of fall or discovery: FOUND, in the spring of 1961.

Class and type: STONY, chondrite.

Number of individual specimens: 1.

Total weight: Approximately 283 kg.; the dimensions are approximate­ly 55 x 54 x 60 cm.

Circumstance of the fall or discovery: The meteorite was recovered while plowing the surface material overlying the formation of late tertiary age.. Apparently the meteorite has been fallen so long that. there were no indications of a crater. The plow, which was set to stir the soil to a depth of about 25 cm, broke when it hit the heavy meteorite.  One side of the meteorite is a smooth dome; this face apparently was the leading side. All the other surfa­ces on this stone are covered with fragments which became firmly attached to the meteorite probably by terrestrial weathering. The centers of these fragments found to be unaltered. A considerable amount of ni­ckel iron is included in the ground mass; troilite is also present. The Clovis meteorite could be a piece of one of the Grady meteorites or the Melrose meteorite, now known front Curry County. The Clovis meteorite is now in the collections of the U. S. National Museum (Washington, USA).

Source: Report sent by Dr. E. P. Henderson (Washington, USA) is a letter to E. L. Krirnov, August 22, 1961.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 22, Moscow (1961)
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United States
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (34° 18' 0"N, 103° 8' 5"W)
     Recommended::   (34° 18' 0"N, 103° 8' 5"W)

     This is 1 of 228 approved meteorites from New Mexico, 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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