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Basic information Name: Winner
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2004
Country: United States
Mass:help 8.5 kg
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 102  (2013)  L3.9
Recommended:  L3.9    [explanation]

This is 1 of 29 approved meteorites classified as L3.9.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
Comments: Approved 27 Sep 2013
Writeup from MB 102:

Winner        43.3637137, -99.9197665

Tripp County, South Dakota, USA

Found: Aug 2004

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L3.9)

History: In August 2004, Chris Novotney was getting off his tractor to unhook a hay rake and get gas when he noticed a rusty rock, which he collected: it was eventually identified as a meteorite. The rock stayed in the possession of Mr. Novotney until he sold it to KD Meteorites in 2013.

Physical characteristics: Single stone, exterior partially covered by dark weathered fusion crust, some oxidation, saw cut reveals numerous chondrules and clasts of variable size and color (white, green, and gray), some up to several mm, medium grained metal/sulfide throughout.

Petrography: (C. Agee, UNM) Microprobe examination of a probe mount shows many well-defined porphyritic and BO chondrules, with coarsely recrystallized mesostasis and plagioclase. Ubiquitous kamacite, taenite, troilite, and chromite. Some iron-oxide veinlets.

Geochemistry: (C. Agee and N. Muttik, UNM) Olivine Fa26.0±2.7, Fe/Mn=50±6, n=10; orthopyroxene Fs21.7±0.8Wo1.4±0.2, Fe/Mn=30±2, n=5, clinopyroxene Fs10.1±1.8Wo44.3±1.0, Fe/Mn=29±1, n=2.

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L3.9), weathering grade W2.

Specimens: 32.1 g including a probe mount on deposit at UNM, the finder Chris Novotney holds 20 g, ASU holds 7.8 g, KD Meteorites holds the main mass.

Data from:
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State/Prov/County:South Dakota
Date:Aug 2004
Mass (g):8502
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):26.0±2.7
Ferrosilite (mol%):21.7±0.8
Wollastonite (mol%):1.4±0.2
Classifier:C. Agee, UNM
Type spec mass (g):32.1
Type spec location:UNM
Main mass:KD Meteorites
Finder:Chris Novotney
Comments:Submitted by C. Agee
   and collections
ASU: Center for Meteorite Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona 85287-1404, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 14 Jan 2012)
UNM: Institute of Meteoritics MSC03 2050 University of New Mexico Albuquerque NM 87131-1126 USA, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 12 Feb 2015)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 102, MAPS 50, 1662, September 2015
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United States
     Recommended::   (43° 21' 49"N, 99° 55' 11"W)

     This is 1 of 19 approved meteorites from South Dakota, United States
     This is 1 of 1895 approved meteorites from United States (plus 890 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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