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Eagle
Basic information Name: Eagle
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1947 or 1946
Country: United States
Mass:help 10 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 67  (1989)  EL6
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  EL6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  EL6
Recommended:  EL6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 117 approved meteorites classified as EL6.   [show all]
Search for other: EL chondrites, Enstatite chondrites, Enstatite chondrites (type 4-7), and Enstatite-rich meteorites
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Writeup from MB 67:
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Eagle

Cass County, Nebraska, USA

Found 1947, in the spring

Stone. Enstatite chondrite (EL6).

A single mass weighing about 24 lbs was recovered from a ploughed field. The stone was cut in 1984 and a total of 9.46 kg is now preserved. The stone may have fallen in October, 1946 when a bright meteor was seen in the area (G. I. Huss, P. O. Box 2098, Denver, Colorado 80201, USA; E. J. Olsen et al. (1988) Meteoritics, 23, 379).

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 67, Meteoritics 24, 57-60 (1989)
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United States
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (40° 46' 54"N, 96° 28' 18"W)
     Recommended::   (40° 46' 54"N, 96° 28' 18"W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 49 approved meteorites from Nebraska, United States
     This is 1 of 1824 approved meteorites from United States (plus 349 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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