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Blakeman
Basic information Name: Blakeman
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1983
Country: United States
Mass:help 113.7 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 101  (2012)  L4
Recommended:  L4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 1617 approved meteorites (plus 4 unapproved names) classified as L4.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 17 Dec 2012
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Writeup from MB 101:

Blakeman        39°55’N, 101°12’W

Rawlins Co, Kansas, USA

Found: 1983

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L4)

History: Found by Edgar Skolout, of Atwood, Kansas, at the edge of a field while checking his crops in the Spring of 1983.

Physical characteristics: Exterior ~90% fusion crusted. Interior relatively unweathered showing light and shock-darkended regions.

Petrography: (L Garvie, ASU) Aggregate of chondrules and chondrule fragments, with dispersed metal and troilite. Majority of chondrules ~1 mm or less: one RP to 3 mm. Range of chondrule types including BO, PO, POP, GO, and RP. Two ~1 mm chondrules show well-developed dust rims. Troilite polycrystalline and olivines show undulatory extinction and weakly developed planar fractures.

Geochemistry: Fa25.2±0.8 (24.2-27.6, n=18), FeO/MnO=52.4±10.6; Fs21.2±1.8 (16.8-22.2, n=8).

Classification: Ordinary chondrite, L4, S2, W1-2

Specimens: ASU holds the main mass of 105.9 g and two thin sections.

Data from:
  MB101
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Rawlins Co, Kansas
Origin or pseudonym:farm field
Date:1983
Latitude:39°55'N
Longitude:101°12'W
Mass (g):113.7
Pieces:1
Class:L4
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:1-2
Fayalite (mol%):25.2±0.8
Ferrosilite (mol%):21.2±1.8
Classifier:L Garvie
Type spec mass (g):105.9
Type spec location:ASU
Main mass:ASU
Finder:Edgar Skolout
Comments:Submitted by L Garvie
Institutions
   and collections
ASU: Center for Meteorite Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona 85287-1404, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 14 Jan 2012)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 101, MAPS 50, 1661, September 2015
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Geography:

United States
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (39° 55'N, 101° 12'W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 144 approved meteorites from Kansas, United States (plus 1 unapproved name) (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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