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Wildcat Peak
Basic information Name: Wildcat Peak
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1998
Country: United States
Mass:help 202 g
Classification
  history:
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H5
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 84  (2000)  H5
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H5
Recommended:  H5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 10254 approved meteorites (plus 18 unapproved names) classified as H5.   [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 84:

Wildcat Peak

Pinal County, Arizona, USA

Found 1998 Jan 31

Ordinary chondrite (H5)

A 202 g stone was found partially buried in sandy soil by Henry Johnson and Gordon Nelson while they were hiking and looking for minerals in the desert. Classification and mineralogy (D. Hill and D. Kring, UAz):  Fa19.6±1.1; pyroxene, Fs17.1±1.5Wo1.2±0.1; kamacite contains 0.46 ± 0.06 wt% Co; weathering grade, W1 (interior) to W3 (near crust); contains microfaults with psuedo­tachylitic melting along them.  Specimens:  type specimen, 22.4 g, plus thin section, UAz; main mass split between finders.

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UAz: Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, University of Arizona, 1629 E. University Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85721, United States (institutional address; updated 14 Jan 2012)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 84, MAPS 35, A199-A225 (2000)
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Geography:

United States
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (32° 34'N, 111° 44'W)
     Recommended::   (32° 33' 55"N, 111° 43' 32"W)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 0.7 km apart

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 169 approved meteorites from Arizona, United States (plus 1 impact crater)
     This is 1 of 1866 approved meteorites from United States (plus 890 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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