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Cave Creek
Basic information Name: Cave Creek
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1992
Country: United States
Mass:help 1492 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 78  (1995)  H4
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H4
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H4
Recommended:  H4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 5768 approved meteorites (plus 2 unapproved names) classified as H4.   [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 78:

Cave Creek

Santa Cruz County, Arizona, USA

Found 1992 February 13

Ordinary chondrite (H4)

One stone of 1492 g was found by Dave Wright on a ridge near the Cave Creek in the Sonora Desert. The stone was partially buried; it is weathered throughout and has a highly oxidized 1-cm outer rind. Classification, analysis and information: olivine Fa20; pyroxene Fs18; 0.52% Co in kamacite; David A. Kring, Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, The University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 85721, USA. The main mass remains with the finder, 172 g and thin section at Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, The University of Arizona in Tucson.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 78, Meteoritics 30, 792-796 (1995)
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United States
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (31° 42' 16"N, 110° 46' 45"W)
     Recommended::   (31° 42' 16"N, 110° 46' 45"W)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 6.7 m apart

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 166 approved meteorites from Arizona, United States (plus 1 impact crater)
     This is 1 of 1824 approved meteorites from United States (plus 349 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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