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Plainview (e)
Basic information Name: Plainview (e)
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2010
Country: United States
Mass:help 1250 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 100  (2012)  H5
Recommended:  H5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 11471 approved meteorites (plus 22 unapproved names) classified as H5.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 16 Sep 2011
Writeup from MB 100:

Plainview (e)        34.185131°N, 101.705579°W

Hale County, Texas, USA

Found: 2010 June

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H5)

History: Found by McCartney Taylor in a pile of rocks in the backyard of an elderly woman’s property in the town of Plainview, Hale County, Texas, in June 2010. The woman stated that she had found it many years ago during a rock collecting trip in the region.

Physical characteristics: A single dense stone (1250 g) covered by a dark brown weathering patina and some remnant weathered fusion crust. Interior is dark brown with some fresh metal.

Petrography: (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS) Sparse chondrules (predominantly BO). Mineralogy is olivine, orthopyroxene, sodic plagioclase, minor clinopyroxene, chromite, altered kamacite and troilite.

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa18.7-18.9), orthopyroxene (Fs15.9-16.0Wo1.2-1.6), clinopyroxene (Fs6.8Wo45.9).

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H5, S2, W3). This specimen may be paired with other similar H chondrite stones named Plainview found in Hale County.

Specimens: A 40 g slice and one polished thin section are on deposit at UWS. The main mass is held by Mr. M. Taylor

Data from:
  Table 1
  Line 1775:
State/Prov/County:Hale County, Texas
Origin or pseudonym:Plainview
Date:2010 June
Mass (g):1250
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W3
Fayalite (mol%):18.7-18.9
Ferrosilite (mol%):15.9-16.0; 6.8
Wollastonite (mol%):1.2-1.6; 45.9
Classifier:A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS
Type spec mass (g):40
Type spec location:UWS
Main mass:M. Taylor
Comments:Submitted by A. Irving
   and collections
UWS: University of Washington, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, 70 Johnson Hall, Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 15 Jan 2012)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 100, MAPS 49, E1-E101 (2014)
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     Recommended::   (34° 11' 6"N, 101° 42' 20"W)

     This is 1 of 316 approved meteorites from Texas, United States (plus 2 unapproved names) (plus 3 impact craters)
     This is 1 of 1924 approved meteorites from United States (plus 867 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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