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Correo
Basic information Name: Correo
     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 1400 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 58  (1980)  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 58:
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DISCOVERY OF THE CORREO, USA, STONY METEORITE

Name: CORREO

Place of find: Valencia County, New Mexico, USA.

34°57'N., 107°10'W.

Date of find: Between July 7 and August 15, 1979.

Class and type: Stone. Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H4). Olivine Fa16.6 ortho­pyroxene Fs16.5; plagioclase An11.5Or4.3.

Number of individual

specimens: About 35.

Total weight: 700 g, approximately.

Circumstances of find: Found about 40 km west of Albuquerque by Mr. G. Nelson, in a region where wind had stripped away the soil. Named after the neighboring village of Correo. The Suwanee Spring chondrite (L5) was found in the same area.

Source: A.E. Rubin et al., 1980. The Correo and Suwanee Spring meteorites: two new ordinary chondrite finds. Submitted to Meteoritics.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 58, Meteoritics 15, 235-240 (1980)
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Geography:

United States
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (34° 57'N, 107° 10'W)
     Recommended::   (34° 57'N, 107° 10'W)

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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