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North Edwards
Basic information Name: North Edwards
     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 3 kg
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 11582 approved meteorites (plus 10 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 1 Nov 2020
Writeuphelp
Writeup from MB 109:

North Edwards        35.055º N, 117.811º W

California, United States

Find: 1976

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L6)

History: The meteorite was found by Mike Brady in 1976 close (within about 50 m east) to Claymine Road, about 4 km NNE of the community of North Edwards, Kern County, California. The discovery location is no longer known to better than a distance of ±200 m; the location is within an unnamed cluster of small volcanic domes.

Physical characteristics: The mass as received at UCLA was 2438 g. Two medium-size pieces had previously been removed thus the original mass was about 3 kg.

Petrography: The meteorite is highly recrystallized; plagioclase grains are 40-100 µm in size. Ca-pyroxene has a composition of Fs7.9±0.7 Wo44.7±0.8 (n=4).

Data from:
  MB109
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:California
Origin or pseudonym:semi-arid region
Date:1976
Latitude:35.055º N
Longitude:117.811º W
Mass (g):3000
Pieces:1
Class:L6
Shock stage:S1
Weathering grade:W1
Fayalite (mol%):24.4±0.3 (n=17)
Ferrosilite (mol%):20.6±0.2 (n=9)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.5±0.3
Classifier:Alan Rubin
Type spec mass (g):2438
Type spec location:UCLA
Main mass:UCLA
Finder:Mike Brady
Comments:Submitted by Alan Rubin
Institutions
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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. 109, in preparation (2020)
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Geography:

United States
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (35° 3' 18"N, 117° 48' 40"W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 268 approved meteorites from California, United States (plus 24 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 1881 approved meteorites from United States (plus 890 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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