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Three Little Hills
Basic information Name: Three Little Hills
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1980s
Country: United States
Mass:help 16 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 103  (2014)  H5
Recommended:  H5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 9639 approved meteorites (plus 16 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 6 Jun 2014
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Writeup from MB 103:

Three Little Hills        32.078357°N, 107.504152°W

New Mexico, United States

Found: late 1980s

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H5)

History: Found in the late 1980s by a local rancher while hunting for pot shards, and acquired by Paul Sipiera in July 1994. The find location is approximately 30 km SE of Deming, and 8 km ESE of Three Little Hills.

Physical characteristics: Complete oriented stone with black-brown fusion crust.

Petrography: Sparse chondrules and abundant stained metal.

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa18.9-19.3), orthopyroxene (Fa16.5-16.6Wo1.3-1.4), subcalcic augite (Fs10.0Wo35.4), augite (Fs6.5Wo44.7).

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H5). This specimen is very similar in composition, texture and degree of weathering to Deming, which was found about 35 km to the west, and it is possible that both stones are from the same ancient fall. The Columbus, New Mexico, meteorite was found in relatively close proximity to this meteorite.

Specimens: The whole cut stone plus a polished thin section prepared from it are at PSF.

Data from:
  MB103
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:New Mexico
Origin or pseudonym:Luna County
Date:late 1980s
Latitude:32.078357°N
Longitude:107.504152°W
Mass (g):16
Pieces:1
Class:H5
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W1
Fayalite (mol%):18.9-19.3
Ferrosilite (mol%):16.5-16.6
Wollastonite (mol%):1.3-1.4
Classifier:A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS
Type spec mass (g):14
Type spec location:PSF
Main mass:PSF
Comments:Submitted by P. Sipiera
Institutions
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PSF: Planetary Studies Foundation,10 Winterwood Lane, Unit B, Galena, Illinois 61036-9283, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 1 Dec 2011)
UWS: University of Washington, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, 70 Johnson Hall, Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 15 Jan 2012)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 103, MAPS 52, 1014, May 2017, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/maps.12888/full
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Geography:

United States
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (32° 4' 42"N, 107° 30' 15"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 1827 approved meteorites from United States (plus 358 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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