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Dos Cabezas
Basic information Name: Dos Cabezas
     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 755 g
Classification
  history:
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L5
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 84  (2000)  L5
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L5
Recommended:  L5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 6534 approved meteorites (plus 4 unapproved names) classified as L5.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
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Writeup from MB 84:

Dos Cabezas

Cochise County , Arizona, USA

Found 1998 August 20

Ordinary chondrite (L5)

Seven stones totaling 755 g (individual masses:  476, 139, 48, 42, 29, 19, and 2 g) were found.  John Blennert discovered the first piece while he was searching for gold with a metal detector.  Blennert, Jim Kriegh, and Bob Boor found the other fragments within the next two months, all within 100 feet of the first stone.  Classification and mineralogy (D. Hill and D. Kring, UAz): olivine, Fa25.1±3.1; pyroxene, Fs21.8±2.6; kamacite contains 0.76 ± 0.08 wt% Co; shock stage, S3; weathering grade, W1. Specimens:  type speci­men, 68 g plus three thin sections, UAz; main masses with finders.

Institutions
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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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Photos from the Encyclopedia of Meteorites:
Don Edwards   
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Geography:

United States
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (32° 18'N, 109° 40'W)
     Recommended::   (32° 17' 42"N, 109° 40' 12"W)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 0.6 km apart

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 167 approved meteorites from Arizona, United States (plus 1 impact crater)
     This is 1 of 1834 approved meteorites from United States (plus 358 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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