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Bunker Hill
Basic information Name: Bunker Hill
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2002
Country: United States
Mass:help 28 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 100  (2012)  L6
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 11000 approved meteorites (plus 6 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)
Comments: Approved 9 Nov 2011
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Writeup from MB 100:

Bunker Hill        38°50.9’N, 98°43.43’W

Kansas, USA

Found: 2002 Dec

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L6)

History: A 28 kg meteorite was found in December 2002 in a pile of rocks at a farm site ~6.4 km south and ~2.4 km west of Bunker Hill, Kansas. The meteorite was described as a three-sided pyramid with a rounded top and flat base. The meteorite was sold at the Tucson Gem and Mineral show in 2006 to an unknown buyer. It appears that the main mass was lost during shipping shortly thereafter. A small piece was removed from the main mass and used for classification. 12 g is held by Stimpson.

Data from:
  MB100
  Table 1
  Line 43:
State/Prov/County:Kansas
Date:2002 Dec
Latitude:38°50.9'N
Longitude:98°43.43'W
Mass (g):28000
Pieces:1
Class:L6
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W2/3
Fayalite (mol%):24.1-24.7
Ferrosilite (mol%):20.5-20.9; 6.9-8.5
Wollastonite (mol%):1.5-1.8; 45.4-44.0
Classifier:A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS
Type spec mass (g):24
Type spec location:UWS
Main mass:unknown
Finder:J. Scott
Comments:Submitted by A. Irving
Institutions
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UWS: University of Washington, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, 70 Johnson Hall, Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 15 Jan 2012)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 100, MAPS 49, E1-E101 (2014)
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Geography:

United States
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (38° 50' 54"N, 98° 43' 26"W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 144 approved meteorites from Kansas, United States (plus 1 unapproved name) (plus 1 impact crater)
     This is 1 of 1835 approved meteorites from United States (plus 358 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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