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Deming
Basic information Name: Deming
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2009
Country: United States
Mass:help 784 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 101  (2012)  H5
Recommended:  H5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 9446 approved meteorites (plus 11 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 30 Aug 2012
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Writeup from MB 101:

Deming        32°13’31.72"N, 107°54’16.54"W

Luna County, New Mexico, United States

Found: 2008

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H5)

History: Found by Marie Perez near Red Mountain on her ranch 8 miles west of Deming, New Mexico. Purchased by Michael Cottingham on April 4, 2009.

Physical characteristics: One stone, with complete weathered brown fusion crust, saw cut reveals many fine metal grains set in a brown matrix, also some larger metal or sulfide grains to 5 mm.

Petrography: (C. Agee, UNM) Microprobe examination of a polished mount shows numerous distinct BO, PO and POP chondrules, 300-1000 μm. Abundant kamacite and troilite, ubiquitous fine-grained plagioclase, some phosphate, fusion crust to 200 μm thick.

Geochemistry: (C. Agee and N. Wilson, UNM) Olivine Fa19.5±0.6, Fe/Mn=39±2, n=41; low Ca-pyroxene Fs17.2±0.6Wo1.1±0.9, Fe/Mn=24±2, n=37.

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H5), weathering grade W1.

Specimens: 37.8 g full-slice plus a probe mount on deposit at UNM, Don Edwards holds the main mass.

Data from:
  MB101
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Luna County, New Mexico
Date:2008
Latitude:32°13'31.72"N
Longitude:107°54'16.54"W
Mass (g):784
Pieces:1
Class:H5
Weathering grade:W1
Fayalite (mol%):19.5±0.6
Ferrosilite (mol%):17.2±0.6
Wollastonite (mol%):1.1±0.9
Classifier:C. Agee, UNM
Type spec mass (g):37.8
Type spec location:UNM
Main mass:Don Edwards
Finder:Marie Perez
Comments:Submitted by C.Agee
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UNM: Institute of Meteoritics MSC03 2050 University of New Mexico Albuquerque NM 87131-1126 USA, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 12 Feb 2015)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 101, MAPS 50, 1661, September 2015
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Geography:

United States
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (32° 13' 32"N, 107° 54' 17"W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 225 approved meteorites from New Mexico, United States (plus 2 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
     This is 1 of 1810 approved meteorites from United States (plus 354 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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