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Norristown
Basic information Name: Norristown
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1965
Country: United States
Mass:help 4.2 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 55  (1978)  IIIB
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  IIIAB
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  IIIB
Recommended:  Iron, IIIAB    [explanation]

This is 1 of 319 approved meteorites classified as Iron, IIIAB.   [show all]
Search for other: IIIAB irons, Iron meteorites, and Metal-rich meteorites
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Writeup from MB 55:
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DISCOVERY OF THE NORRISTOWN, USA, STONY METEORITE

Name: NORRISTOWN

Place of find: 2.5 miles west of Norristown, Emanuel County, Georgia, USA.

32°31'N., 82°33'W.

Date of find: 1965 or 1966

Class and type: Iron. Medium octahedrite (IIIB, 9.6% Ni).

Number of individual

specimens: 1

Total weight: 4.2 kg

Circumstances of find: The meteorite was uncovered by a grader while doing road work near Norristown. The finder, Mr. Joe Underwood, sent it to the Smithsonian Institu­tion for identification. The meteorite was pur­chased by Dr. E.P. Henderson and will be acces­sioned into the Smithsonian Collection.

Source: Dr. E.P. Henderson, Division of Meteorites, Smith­sonian Institution, Washington, D.C. 20560, USA.

Buchwald The following entries were found for Norristown in Buchwald (1975)
[Buchwald, Vagn F. (1975) Handbook of Iron Meteorites. University of California Press, 1418 pp.]
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 55, Meteoritics 13, 327-352 (1978)
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Geography:

United States
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (32° 31'N, 82° 33'W)
     Recommended::   (32° 31'N, 82° 33'W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 26 approved meteorites from Georgia, United States
     This is 1 of 1861 approved meteorites from United States (plus 890 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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