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Harleton
Basic information Name: Harleton
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1961
Country: United States
Mass:help 8.36 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 22  (1961)  Chondrite
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L6
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 10992 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 22:
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FALL OF HARLETON STONY METEORITE, USA

Name: HARLETON.

The place of fall or discovery:  Harleton, Harrison County, Texas, φ = 32° 40.5' N, λ = 94°30.7'W.

Date of fall or discovery: FALL, May 30, 1961 at 22h30m Central Time.

Class and type: STONY, white chondrite.

Number of individual specimens: 1.

Total weight: 8.36 kg.

Circumstances of the fall or discovery:  This stone was recovered within a few minutes after it fell. It penetrated the sandy soil about 75 cm. The meteorite was obtained within 14 days of its fall and will be part, of the collections of the U. S. National Museum (Washington, USA).

Source: Report sent by Dr. E. P. Henderson (Washington, USA) in a letter to E. I.. Krinov, August 22, 1961.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 22, Moscow (1961)
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Geography:

United States
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (32° 40' 30"N, 94° 30' 42"W)
     Recommended::   (32° 40' 30"N, 94° 30' 42"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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Synonymshelp: Harliton (In NHM Cat)

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