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Blackwater Draw
Basic information Name: Blackwater Draw
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1979
Country: United States
Mass:help 1500 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 64  (1986)  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 64:
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DISCOVERY OF THE ARCH (b), USA, STONY METEORITE

Name: ARCH (b)

Place of find: 9.6 km ENE. of Portales, Roosevelt County, New Mexico, USA.

34°12'21"N., 103°13'20"W.

Date of find: 1979, approximately

Class and type: Stone. Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H4). Olivine Fa20.0.

Number of individual

specimens:

1

Total weight: 1.5 kg

Circumstances of find: Found in a field during ploughing.

Source: G.I Huss, American Meteorite Laboratory, P.O. Box 2098, Denver, Colorado 80201, USA.

Note: The stone previously reported as Arch, Meteoritical Bulletin 1978, no. 55, should now be referred to as the Arch (a) meteorite.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 64, Meteoritics 21, 309-313 (1986)
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Geography:

United States
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (34° 12' 21"N, 103° 13' 20"W)
     Recommended::   (34° 12' 21"N, 103° 13' 20"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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Synonymshelp: Arch (b) (In NHM Cat)

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