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Centerville
Basic information Name: Centerville
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1956
Country: United States
Mass:help 45.6 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 26  (1963)  Stone
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H5
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H5
Recommended:  H5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 9651 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 26:
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NEW CENTERVILLE (McMURCHIE) STONY METEORITE, USA

Name: CENTERVILLE (McMURCHIE).

The place of fall or discovery: McMurchie ranch near Centerville, South Dakota, USA.

Date of fall or discovery: FALL, February 29, 1956, on the night.

Class and type: STONY.

Number of individual specimens: 1.

Total weight: 45.64 gr. (the main mass, plus the two fragments).

Circumstances of the fall or discovery: The meteorite came from the southwest at, an approximate 45° angle with the horizon and at a moderately slow speed. After penetrating the aluminum roof, it struck a corn planter stored in the shed and four small pieces were chipped off. Two of these were found. The meteorite was turned over to the Museum of Geology of the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (Rapid City, USA).

Source: Report of Dr. James C. Cobb (Upton, USA) I1, 26, 1963 and the article by H. Martin. The McMurchie meteo­rite. Proc. S. D. Acad. Sci. XXXVII, 135, 1958.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 26, Moscow (1963)
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Geography:

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Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (43° 12'N, 96° 55'W)
     Recommended::   (43° 12'N, 96° 55'W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 18 approved meteorites from South Dakota, United States
     This is 1 of 1835 approved meteorites from United States (plus 358 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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Synonymshelp: McMurchie (In NHM Cat)

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