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Ellicott
Basic information Name: Ellicott
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1960
Country: United States
Mass:help 15.7 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 53  (1975)  Iron
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  IAB
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  IAB-ung
Recommended:  Iron, IAB-ung    [explanation]

This is 1 of 56 approved meteorites classified as Iron, IAB-ung.   [show all]
Search for other: IAB complex irons, Iron meteorites, and Metal-rich meteorites
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Writeup from MB 53:
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DISCOVERY OF THE ELLICOTT, COLORADO, IRON METEORITE

Name: ELLICOTT

Place of find: On Mr. Floyd Thompson's ranch, about 16 km W of Ellicott, El Paso County, Colorado, U.S.A.

38°48'28"N, 104°34'10"W.

Date of find: Around 1960; recognized 1973.

Class and type: Iron. Medium octahedrite.

Number of individual specimens: 2

Total weight: 15.7 kg

Circumstances of find: One piece was found in a dry creek bed, and the second about a year later in a shallow soil horizon exposed by flood erosion of the creek bank.

Source: Edward J. Olsen, Glenn I Huss and Richard M. Pearl. 1974. The Ellicott meteorite. Meteoritics 9, 263-269.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 53, Meteoritics 10, 133-158 (1975)
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Geography:

United States
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (38° 48' 28"N, 104° 34' 10"W)
     Recommended::   (38° 48' 28"N, 104° 34' 10"W)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 0.9 m apart

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 89 approved meteorites from Colorado, United States (plus 5 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 1834 approved meteorites from United States (plus 358 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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