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Vulcan
Basic information Name: Vulcan
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1962
Country: Canada
Mass:help 19 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 32  (1964)  Chondrite
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H6
Recommended:  H6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 6105 approved meteorites (plus 5 unapproved names) classified as H6.   [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 32:
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DISCOVERY OF VULCAN STONY METEORITE, CANADA

Name: VULCAN.

The place of fall or discovery: 12 km north-east of the town of Vulcan, Alberta, Canada; φ = 50°31' N, λ =  113°8' W.

Date of fall or discovery: FOUND, April 1962.

Class and type: STONY, chondrite.

Number of individual specimens: 1.

Total weight: 19.0 kg.

Circumstances of the fall or discovery: The meteorite was found by N. Budd about 30 cm deep in soil of farm; fusion crust mostly intact, considerable oxidation of interior of specimen. Specimen brought in to the Department of Geology (Calgary, Canada).

Source: Report of Dr. T. A. Oliver (Calgary, Canada) in a letter of Dr. R. E. Folinsbee (Edmonton, Canada) IX.28 1964.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 32, Moscow (1964)
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Geography:

Canada
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (50° 31'N, 113° 8'W)
     Recommended::   (50° 31'N, 113° 8'W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 17 approved meteorites from Alberta, Canada (plus 3 impact craters)
     This is 1 of 65 approved meteorites from Canada (plus 5 unapproved names) (plus 31 impact craters)
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