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Valencia
Basic information Name: Valencia
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: unknown
Country: Spain
Mass:help 33.5 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 82  (1998)  H5
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H5
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H5
Recommended:  H5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 9646 approved meteorites (plus 16 unapproved names) classified as H5.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
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Writeup from MB 82:

Valencia

Valencia, Spain

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Ordinary chondrite (H5)

A 33.5 kg stone has long been in a collection at the University of Valencia, where it has been known as simply the meteorite.  There have been several historic falls in this region with which the present stone might be associated:  the Oliva-Gandia fall of 1520 and a possible fall near Valencia in 1603, both having no known specimens.  The Olmedilla de Alarcón fall of 1929 is also an H5 but has a light-dark structure and shock veining, neither of which is present in this specimen.  Description and classification (Francisco Anguita and Fina Muñoz Sanz., UCM; Jesus Martinez Frias, MNCN):  olivine, Fa18.0; pyroxene, Fs15.9.  Specimens:  contact Juan Usera, UVal

Institutions
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MNCN: Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, Madrid José Gutiérrez Abascal, 2 28006 Madrid (España) , Spain; Website (institutional address; updated 10 Nov 2011)
UVal: Universidad de Valencia, Facultad de Biologia, Dpto. De Geologia, Valencia, Spain (institutional address; updated 28 Feb 2011)
UCM: Fac. Ciencias Geologicas, Dpto. Petrologia, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain (institutional address)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 82, MAPS 33, A221-A240 (1998)
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Spain
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (39° 0'N, 0° 2'W)
     Recommended::   (39° 0'N, 0° 2'W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 4 approved meteorites from Valenciana, Spain
     This is 1 of 31 approved meteorites from Spain (plus 10 unapproved names)
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