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Ryder Gletcher
Basic information Name: Ryder Gletcher
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1988
Country: Greenland
Mass:help 5.29 kg
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 88  (2004)  L5
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L5
Recommended:  L5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 8373 approved meteorites (plus 4 unapproved names) classified as L5.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Writeup from MB 88:

Ryder Gletcher

Knud Rasmussen Land, North Greenland

Found 1988 or 1989

Ordinary chondrite (L5)

A stone of 5288 g was brought to the Natural History Museum Bern for investigation in August 2001. It had previously been shown to Dr. W.R. Danner at UBC Vancouver in 1995 as a meteorite from Greenland. The finder spotted the stone from low-flying aircraft on a north-flowing valley glacier at a surface altitude of approximately 1000 m. The stone is relatively unweathered, oriented and completely covered with a black fusion crust. Classification and mineralogy (E. Gnos, UBE; B. A. Hofmann, NMB): olivine Fa23.5±1.1 (22.5 by XRD); pyroxene, Fs20.8 Wo1.2 ; shock stage, S4; weathering grade, W1. Some areas are shock-blackened (troilite mobilisate on fractures). Specimens: type specimen: 21 g, Geological Museum Copenhagen, main mass (5199 g) with anonymous finder.

   and collections
Bern: University of Bern, University of Bern, Hochschulstrasse 4, CH-3012 Bern, Switzerland (institutional address)
NMB: Natural History Museum Bern Bernastrasse 15 CH-3005 Bern Switzerland, Switzerland; Website (institutional address; updated 2 Mar 2012)
UBE: University of Bern, University of Bern, Hochschulstrasse 4, CH-3012 Bern, Switzerland (institutional address)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 88, MAPS 39, A215-A272 (2004)
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     Recommended::   (81° 10'N, 49° 0'W)

     This is 1 of 3 approved meteorites from Nordgronland, Greenland
     This is 1 of 4 approved meteorites from Greenland (plus 1 unapproved name)
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