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Griffith Wash
Basic information Name: Griffith Wash
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2011
Country: United States
Mass:help 93 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 100  (2012)  L6
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 10981 approved meteorites (plus 6 unapproved names) classified as L6.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 3 Mar 2012
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Writeup from MB 100:

Griffith Wash        35°3’59"N, 114°5’51"W

Arizona, USA

Found: 14 July 2011

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L6)

History: A single 93 g brickette-shaped stone was found by Frank Campagnano while he was metal detecting for gold near Griffith Wash in northwest Arizona on July 1,4 2011. It was 20 to 25 cm below the desert surface. No other meteorites have been recovered from the areas surrounding its position. The stone is flight-oriented with well-developed radial flow lines and a roll over lip. A portion of this stone was donated to the UCLA collection. The main mass is held by the finder Frank Campagnano.

Data from:
  MB100
  Table 1
  Line 511:
State/Prov/County:Arizona
Origin or pseudonym:desert valley
Date:14 July 2011
Latitude:35°3'59"N
Longitude:114°5'51"W
Mass (g):93
Pieces:1
Class:L6
Shock stage:S4
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):24.6±0.5
Ferrosilite (mol%):20.6
Wollastonite (mol%):1.8
Classifier:Alan Rubin, UCLA
Type spec mass (g):21.6
Type spec location:UCLA
Main mass:finder
Finder:Frank R. Campagnano
Comments:Submitted by Alan Rubin
Institutions
   and collections
UCLA: Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1567, United States (institutional address; updated 17 Oct 2011)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 100, MAPS 49, E1-E101 (2014)
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Photos from the Encyclopedia of Meteorites:
Jim Wooddell      
Geography:

United States
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (35° 3' 59"N, 114° 5' 51"W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 167 approved meteorites from Arizona, 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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