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King Tut
Basic information Name: King Tut
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1997
Country: United States
Mass:help 19.5 g
Classification
  history:
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L5
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 84  (2000)  L5
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L5
Recommended:  L5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 6539 approved meteorites (plus 4 unapproved names) classified as L5.   [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 84:

King Tut

Mohave County , Arizona, USA

Found 1997 March 6

Ordinary chondrite (L5)

A 19.51 g stone was found by John Blennert while he was searching for gold with a metal detector.  Classification and mineralogy (D. Kring, UAz): olivine, Fa24.7±0.5; pyroxene, Fs20.4±0.1 Wo1.6±0.1; kamacite contains 0.7 ± 0.2 wt% Co; shock stage, S3; weathering grade, W2; probably not paired with Gold Basin based on a terrestrial age measurement of 11.4 ± 1.8 ka (T. Jull, UAz).  Specimens:  type specimen, 0.6 g plus six thin sections, UAz; main mass with finder.

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UAz: Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, University of Arizona, 1629 E. University Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85721, United States (institutional address; updated 14 Jan 2012)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 84, MAPS 35, A199-A225 (2000)
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United States
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (35° 55'N, 114° 6'W)
     Recommended::   (35° 55' 24"N, 114° 6' 6"W)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 0.8 km apart

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 167 approved meteorites from Arizona, United States (plus 1 impact crater)
     This is 1 of 1835 approved meteorites from United States (plus 358 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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