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Elyria
Basic information Name: Elyria
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1971
Country: United States
Mass:help 10.9 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 52  (1974)  Iron
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  IIIAB
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  IIIA
Recommended:  Iron, IIIAB    [explanation]

This is 1 of 311 approved meteorites classified as Iron, IIIAB.   [show all]
Search for other: IIIAB irons, Iron meteorites, and Metal-rich meteorites
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Writeup from MB 52:
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DISCOVERY OF THE ELYRIA, KANSAS, IRON METEORITE

Name: ELYRIA

Place of find: Elyria, McPherson County, Kansas.

38°16.8'N, 97°21.9'W.

Date of find: Recognized as a meteorite in 1971.

Class and type: Iron. Medium octahedrite.

Number of individual specimens: 1

Total weight: 10.9 kg

Circumstances of find: The meteorite was plowed up near the brow of a low hill. It was encased in a layer of oxide about 4 to 5 mm thick.

Source: Glenn I Huss, American Meteorite Laboratory, P.O. Box 2098, Denver, Colorado 80201.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 52, Meteoritics 9, 101-121 (1974)
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Photos from the Encyclopedia of Meteorites:
Don Edwards   
Kansas Meteorites Society   
Geography:

United States
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (38° 16' 48"N, 97° 21' 54"W)
     Recommended::   (38° 16' 48"N, 97° 21' 54"W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 144 approved meteorites from Kansas, United States (plus 1 unapproved name) (plus 1 impact crater)
     This is 1 of 1834 approved meteorites from United States (plus 358 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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