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El Paso
Basic information Name: El Paso
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1950
Country: United States
Mass:help 276 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 44  (1968)  L
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  LL4
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  LL4
Recommended:  LL4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 361 approved meteorites classified as LL4.   [show all]
Search for other: LL chondrites, LL chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
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Writeup from MB 44:
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DISCOVERY OF EL PASO STONY METEORITE, USA

Name: EL PASO.

The place of fall or discovery: About 40 km east of El Paso, Texas, USA, φ = 31°47' N, λ = 106°14' W.

Date of fall of discovery: FOUND, 1950.

Class and type: STONY, olivine-hypersthene chondrite.

Number of individual specimens: 1.

Total weight: 275.8 g.

Circumstances of the fall or discovery: Found on surface by W. S. Strain. Specimen has one freshly broken surface. It is in Department of Geology of the University of Texas (El Paso, USA).

Source: Report of Prof. W. S. Strain (El Paso, USA) in a letter, X 4, 1968.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 44, Moscow (1968) reprinted Met. 5, 85-109 (1970)
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Geography:

United States
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (31° 47'N, 106° 14'W)
     Recommended::   (31° 47'N, 106° 14'W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 311 approved meteorites from Texas, United States (plus 2 unapproved names) (plus 3 impact craters)
     This is 1 of 1834 approved meteorites from United States (plus 358 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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