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Guin
Basic information Name: Guin
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1969
Country: United States
Mass:help 34.5 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 62  (1984)  Iron
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  Iron-ung
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Iron-ung
Recommended:  Iron, ungrouped    [explanation]

This is 1 of 126 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as Iron, ungrouped.   [show all]
Search for other: Iron meteorites, Metal-rich meteorites, and Ungrouped irons
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Writeup from MB 62:
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DISCOVERY OF THE GUIN, USA, IRON METEORITE

Name: GUIN

Place of find: Near Guin, Marion County, Alabama, USA.

33°58'N., 87°55'W.

Date of find: 1969, recognized 1972

Class and type: Iron. Octahedrite, coarse

Number of individual

specimens: 1

Total weight: 34.5 kg

Circumstances of find: Found during hay mowing.

Source: G.I Huss, P.O. Box 2098, Denver, Colorado 80201, USA, and J. Westcott, P.O. Box 327, Sedona, Arizona 86336, USA.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 62, Meteoritics 19, 49-57 (1984)
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Geography:

United States
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (33° 58'N, 87° 55'W)
     Recommended::   (33° 58'N, 87° 55'W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 18 approved meteorites from Alabama, United States (plus 1 impact crater)
     This is 1 of 1827 approved meteorites from United States (plus 358 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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