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White Hills
Basic information Name: White Hills
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1999
Country: United States
Mass:help 11.7 g
Classification
  history:
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  Mesosiderite
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 85  (2001)  Mesosiderite
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Mesosiderite
Recommended:  Mesosiderite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 211 approved meteorites classified as Mesosiderite.   [show all]
Search for other: Mesosiderites, Metal-rich meteorites
Comments: Revised 26 Oct 2011: fixed mass listing
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Writeup from MB 85:

White Hills

Mohave County, Arizona, USA

Found 1999 December 12

Mesosiderite

An 11.7 g meteorite was found by Jim Kriegh while he was surveying the Gold Basin strewnfield with a metal detector. Classification and mineralogy (I. Daubar and D. Kring, UAz): metal, 37 vol%, is dominantly kamacite (6.0 wt% Ni), with some taenite (39–47 wt% Ni); silicate portion, 63 vol%, is dominantly pigeonite (Fs33.4Wo2.8) with augite exsolution (Fs42.7Wo42.3) and plagioclase (Ab89.5Or0.4), with minor olivine (Fo76–91), tridymite, phosphate, chromite, troilite, schreibersite, and rutile; shock stage estimated at S2 from pyroxene; weathering grade, W1. Specimens: main mass with finder; type specimen, ~3 g plus two thin sections, UAz.

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. 85, MAPS 36, A293-A322 (2001)
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Geography:

United States
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (35° 51'N, 114° 13'W)
     Recommended::   (35° 51' 24"N, 114° 13' 24"W)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 1 km apart

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 170 approved meteorites from Arizona, United States (plus 1 impact crater)
     This is 1 of 1871 approved meteorites from United States (plus 890 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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