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Gomez
Basic information Name: Gomez
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1974
Country: United States
Mass:help 47 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 58  (1980)  L6
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L6
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 10991 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)
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Writeup from MB 58:
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DISCOVERY OF THE GOMEZ, USA, STONY METEORITE

Name: GOMEZ

Place of find: Near Gomez, Terry County, Texas, USA.

33°10'53"N., 102°24'5"W.

Date of find: Before 1974.

Class and type: Stone. Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6). Olivine Fa26.

Number of individual

specimens: 1

Total weight: 47 kg, approximately.

Circumstances of find: Not reported.

Source: P.F. Sipiera et al., 1979. Abstract enclosed with letter of November 1979.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 58, Meteoritics 15, 235-240 (1980)
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Geography:

United States
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (33° 10' 53"N, 102° 24' 5"W)
     Recommended::   (33° 10' 53"N, 102° 24' 5"W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 311 approved meteorites from Texas, United States (plus 2 unapproved names) (plus 3 impact craters)
     This is 1 of 1834 approved meteorites from United States (plus 358 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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