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Kyle
Basic information Name: Kyle
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1965
Country: United States
Mass:help 7.78 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 51  (1972)  L6
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 51:
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DISCOVERY OF THE KYLE, TEXAS, STONY METEORITE

Name: KYLE

Place of find: Kyle, Hayes County, Texas.

29° 58.5'N, 97° 52'W.

Date of find: Known earlier but identified in 1965.

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

Number of individual specimens: 1

Total weight: 7.78 kg

Circumstances of find: The meteorite was found by children on a farm about three miles southeast of Kyle.

Source: R. V. Fodor, Klaus Keil, E. Jarosewich and G. I Huss (1971). Mineralogy and Chemistry of the Kyle, Texas, chondrite. Meteoritics 6, 71-79.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 51, Meteoritics 7, 215-232 (1972)
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Geography:

United States
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (29° 58' 30"N, 97° 52' 0"W)
     Recommended::   (29° 58' 30"N, 97° 52' 0"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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