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Batesland
Basic information Name: Batesland
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1961
Country: United States
Mass:help 2.5 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 81  (1997)  H5
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H5
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H5
Recommended:  H5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 9648 approved meteorites (plus 16 unapproved names) classified as H5.   [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 81:

Batesland

Bennett County, South Dakota, USA

Found 1961, Spring

Ordinary chondrite (H5)

A 2.5 kg stone was found in a shallow depression and used as a pa-perweight for 35 years.  Mineralogy, classification and description (M. Zolensky, JSC; J. Martin, OML):  olivine, Fa19; pyroxene, Fs16.5; shock stage S2; surface slightly weathered, with fusion crust still evident.  Specimens:  main mass, John Martin, OML; type thin section, JSC.

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JSC: Mailcode KT, 2101 NASA Parkway, NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX 77058, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 3 Sep 2013)
OML: Oklahoma Meteorite Laboratory, P.O. Box 1923, Stillwater, OK 74076, United States (private address)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 81, MAPS 32, A159-A166 (1997)
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Photos from the Encyclopedia of Meteorites:
Don Edwards   
Martin Horejsi   
Geography:

United States
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (43° 8'N, 102° 6'W)
     Recommended::   (43° 8'N, 102° 6'W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 18 approved meteorites from South Dakota, United States
     This is 1 of 1834 approved meteorites from United States (plus 358 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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