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Los Lunas
Basic information Name: Los Lunas
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1978
Country: United States
Mass:help 94.5 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 61  (1983)  H4
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H4
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H4
Recommended:  H4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 5782 approved meteorites (plus 2 unapproved names) classified as H4.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
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Writeup from MB 61:
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DISCOVERY OF THE LOS LUNAS, USA, STONY METEORITE

Name: LOS LUNAS

Place of find: Near Los Lunas, Valencia County, New Mexico, USA.

34°48'45"N., 106°47'30"W.

Date of find: February, 1978

Class and type: Stone. Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H4).

Number of individual

specimens: 2

Total weight: 95 g

Circumstances of find: Found by G. Nelson on a sandy area in desert.

Source: E. Olsen, Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, Illinois, USA.

Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 61, Meteoritics 18, 77-83 (1983)
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Geography:

United States
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (34° 48' 45"N, 106° 47' 30"W)
     Recommended::   (34° 48' 45"N, 106° 47' 30"W)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 0.9 m apart

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 225 approved meteorites from New Mexico, United States (plus 2 unapproved names) (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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