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Emery
Basic information Name: Emery
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1962
Country: United States
Mass:help 16.7 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 51  (1972)  Mesosiderite
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  Mesosiderite
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Mesosiderite-A3
Recommended:  Mesosiderite-A3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 4 approved meteorites classified as Mesosiderite-A3.   [show all]
Search for other: Class A mesosiderites, Mesosiderites, and Metal-rich meteorites
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Writeup from MB 51:
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DISCOVERY OF THE EMERY, SOUTH DAKOTA, STONY-IRON METEORITE

Name: EMERY

Place of find: Emery, Hanson County, South Dakota.

43° 33'48"N, 97° 35'W.

Date of find: About 1962.

Class and type: Stony-iron. Mesosiderite.

Number of individual specimens: 1

Total weight: 16.7 kg

Circumstances of find: Discovered on a stone pile by a 12 year old farm boy who was trying to break stones by smashing them down upon the stone pile rather than assisting in' clearing stones from the field so that plowing could begin. When this "black stone" was found to be so much heavier than the others, he took it home. It lay in the farm yard from about 1962 until it was recognized as a meteorite in 1968.

Source: Glenn I Huss, American Meteorite Laboratory, Denver, Colorado 80201.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 51, Meteoritics 7, 215-232 (1972)
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Don Edwards   
G. Natzler, UCLA   
Geography:

United States
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (43° 33' 48"N, 97° 35' 0"W)
     Recommended::   (43° 33' 48"N, 97° 35' 0"W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 18 approved meteorites from South Dakota, United States
     This is 1 of 1834 approved meteorites from United States (plus 358 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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