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Zulu Queen
Basic information Name: Zulu Queen
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1976
Country: United States
Mass:help 200 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 65  (1987)  L3
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L3
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L3.7
Recommended:  L3.7    [explanation]

This is 1 of 51 approved meteorites classified as L3.7.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
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Writeup from MB 65:
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DISCOVERY OF THE ZULU QUEEN, USA, STONY METEORITE

Name: ZULU QUEEN

Place of find: Dale mining district, Pinto Mountains, Riverside County, California, USA; 18 miles ESE of Twentynine Palms and five miles W of the Zulu Queen mine.

33°59'N.,115°41 'W

Date of find: 1976

Class and type: Stone. Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L3), olivine Fa15-27, peak in histogram of concentrations at Fa25.

Number of individual

specimens: 1

Total weight: 200 g, approximately

Circumstances of find: Found by the late Mrs. Alice Zimmerman while prospecting in the Pinto Mountains.

Source: E.R.D. Scott, Department of Geology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131, USA.

Note: This stone is distinct from the Pinto Mountains stone, an L6 chondrite. The co-ordinates given for the discovery site of the Pinto Mountains stone (L. LaPaz, Meteoritics, 1, p. 295) are incorrect. From correspondence between Vmcenz Zimmerman and L. LaPaz, J.T. Wasson estimates the correct find-site co-ordinates to be 34°00'N., 115°47'W

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 65, Meteoritics 22, 157-163 (1987)
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Geography:

United States
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (33° 59'N, 115° 41'W)
     Recommended::   (33° 59'N, 115° 41'W)

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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Synonymshelp: Pinto Mountains (b) (From MetBase)

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