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Columbus
Basic information Name: Columbus
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1997
Country: United States
Mass:help 165 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 82  (1998)  H5
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H5
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H5
Recommended:  H5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 9649 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 82:

Columbus

Luna County, New Mexico, USA

Found 1997 January 27

Ordinary chondrite (H5)

Six small stones totaling 165 g (largest 88.1 g) were found by Michael and Wren Cottingham on a dry lake bed.  Classification and mineralogy (A. Rubin, UCLA):  olivine, Fa18.8; pyroxene Fs16.8Wo1.1; shock stage S3; weathering grade W3.  Specimens:  type specimen, 18.5 g, UCLA; remainder with M. Cottingham, P.O. Box 727, Silver City, NM 88062, USA.

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UCLA: Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1567, United States (institutional address; updated 17 Oct 2011)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 82, MAPS 33, A221-A240 (1998)
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Don Edwards   
Mark Bostick   
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Geography:

United States
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (31° 50'N, 107° 24'W)
     Recommended::   (31° 49' 47"N, 107° 23' 40"W)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 0.7 km 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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