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Belle Plaine
Basic information Name: Belle Plaine
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1950
Country: United States
Mass:help 78.8 kg
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 30  (1964)  Unknown
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L6
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 12080 approved meteorites (plus 6 unapproved names) classified as L6.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Writeup from MB 30:
Warning: the following text was scanned and may contain character recognition errors. Refer to the original to be sure of accuracy.

BELLE PLAINE, Sumner County, Kansas, USA; φ = 37°19'N, λ = 97°15'W.

FOUND 1955, 24 kg.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 30, Moscow (1964)
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United States
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (37° 19'N, 97° 15'W)
     Recommended::   (37° 19'N, 97° 15'W)

     This is 1 of 147 approved meteorites from Kansas, United States (plus 1 unapproved name) (plus 1 impact crater)
     This is 1 of 1886 approved meteorites from United States (plus 890 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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