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Sheephole Valley
Basic information Name: Sheephole Valley
     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 62.1 g
Classification
  history:
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H4
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 84  (2000)  H4
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H4
Recommended:  H4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 5963 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 84:

Sheephole Valley

San Bernardino County , California, USA

Found 1999 September 25

Ordinary chondrite (H4)

Two stones weighing 43.0 and 19.1 g were found by Arthur Jones while he was searching a dry lake bed for meteorites.  Classification and mineralogy (A. Rubin, UCLA):  Fa18.2±0.3; shock stage, S2; weathering grade, W2.  Specimens:  type specimen, 9.2 g, UCLA; main mass with finder.

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UCLA: Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1567, United States (institutional address; updated 17 Oct 2011)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 84, MAPS 35, A199-A225 (2000)
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Geography:

United States
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (34° 8'N, 115° 34'W)
     Recommended::   (34° 7' 30"N, 115° 33' 48"W)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 1 km apart

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 262 approved meteorites from California, United States (plus 24 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 1861 approved meteorites from United States (plus 890 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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