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Ferintosh
Basic information Name: Ferintosh
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1965
Country: Canada
Mass:help 2.2 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 35  (1965)  Chondrite
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  Chondrite
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  OC
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 102  (2013)  L6
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 11338 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)
Comments: Revised 27 Jul 2013: Classification added
Writeuphelp
Writeup from MB 35:
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DISCOVERY OF FERINTOSH STONY METEORITE, CANADA

Name: FERINTOSH.

The place of fall or discovery: 3 kilometres northwest of the village of Ferintosh, Al­berta, Canada: φ = 52°48' N; λ = 112°59'W.

Date of fall or discovery: FOUND, October, 1965.

Class and type: STONY, Chondrite

Number of individual specimens: One (another is believed to have been picked up some years ago and later to have been lost).

Total weight: 2201 grams.

Circumstances of the fall or discovery: The meteorite was picked up by D. A. Enarson and I. S. Enarson on the farm of the latter during harvesting operations. It appeared to be an unusual type of rock and was brought in to the Department of Geology at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, by D. A. Enar­son, a student at this University. The meteorite has very well developed regmaglypts. It may have come from a bright bolide reported in this area in the early 1930's. The sharply angular surfaces of the specimen suggest it may have been part of a shower. The specimen has been acquired for the University of Alberta collection (Edmonton).

Source:  Report of Prof. R. E. Folinsbee (Edmonton, Canada) in a letter, XI. 18 1965.


Writeup from MB 102:
New information and classification of Ferintosh:

Geochemistry: Olivine Fa25.7 (range Fa25.1-26.7); Low-Ca Pyroxene Fs22.1 (range Fs21.2-24.3), after Smith (1997).

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L6).

Specimens: 2.168 kg specimen and polished microprobe mount at UAb.
Bibliography:
  • Smith, D.G.W. (1997) The Ferintosh, Alberta, L6 Chondrite. Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada 91, 121-126. (link)
Institutions
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UAb: 1-26 Earth Sciences Building, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, T6G 2E3, Canada, Canada; Website (institutional address; updated 17 Oct 2011)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 35, Moscow (1965)
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 102, MAPS 50, 1662, September 2015
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Department of Geology and Geophysics, University of Calgary   
Geography:

Canada
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (52° 48'N, 112° 59'W)
     Recommended::   (52° 48'N, 112° 59'W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 17 approved meteorites from Alberta, Canada (plus 3 impact craters)
     This is 1 of 65 approved meteorites from Canada (plus 5 unapproved names) (plus 31 impact craters)
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