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Elbert
Basic information Name: Elbert
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1998
Country: United States
Mass:help 681 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 87  (2003)  LL6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  LL6
Recommended:  LL6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 2711 approved meteorites classified as LL6.   [show all]
Search for other: LL chondrites, LL chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
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Writeup from MB 87:

Elbert

Elbert County, Colorado, USA

Fell 1998 January 11

Ordinary chondrite (LL6)

A fireball was observed over Elbert County and reported in several local newspapers. A single 680.5 g stone was found in a field on 2000 March 4, by Dustin Riffel, a five-year-old boy, while walking with his mother on their family property. Classification (A. Rubin, UCLA): Olivine, Fa30.5 ± 0.44, shock stage S2, weathering grade W0. Specimens: type specimen, 19 g, UCLA; main mass with Riffel family.

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UCLA: Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1567, United States (institutional address; updated 17 Oct 2011)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 87, MAPS 38, A189-A248 (2003)
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Matt Morgan, Mile High Meteorites         
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United States
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     Recommended::   (39° 14' 48"N, 104° 35' 17"W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 89 approved meteorites from Colorado, United States (plus 5 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 1809 approved meteorites from United States (plus 354 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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