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Canon City
Basic information Name: Canon City
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1973
Country: United States
Mass:help 1400 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 52  (1974)  H5
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H6
Recommended:  H6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 5297 approved meteorites (plus 3 unapproved names) classified as H6.   [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 52:
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FALL OF THE CANON CITY, COLORADO, STONY METEORITE

Name: CANON CITY

Place of fall: 3.18 km north of the post office, Canon City, Fremont County, Colorado.

38°28'12.7"N, 105°14'29.5"W.

Date of fall: October 27, 1973. Between the hours of 5:45 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. MDT, probably between 6:00 p.m. and 6:15 p.m.

Class and type: Stone. Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H5).

Number of individual specimens: 1

Total weight: 1.4 kg

Circumstances of fall: A meteorite fell through the roof of a garage while the householder was away, between the hours of 5:45 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. A meteor was observed during the period 6:00 p.m. to 6:15 p.m., and it is likely that this meteor marked the fall of the meteorite. The specimen fragmented on landing. Four major pieces (559 g, 531 g, 74 g and 53 g) were recovered along with a number of small fragments. The 74 g piece was promptly forwarded to the Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Division of Meteorites, for scientific examination.

Sources: Glenn I Huss, American Meteorite Laboratory, P. O. Box 2098, Denver, Colorado 80201. Terry E. Schmidt, Tiara Observatory, P. O. Box 1059, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80901.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 52, Meteoritics 9, 101-121 (1974)
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Geography:

United States
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (38° 28' 13"N, 105° 14' 29"W)
     Recommended::   (38° 28' 13"N, 105° 14' 29"W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 89 approved meteorites from Colorado, United States (plus 5 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 1787 approved meteorites from United States (plus 352 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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