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Salaices
Basic information Name: Salaices
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1971
Country: Mexico
Mass:help 24.5 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 51  (1972)  H4
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H4
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H4
Recommended:  H4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 5779 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 51:
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DISCOVERY OF THE SALAICES, MEXICO, STONY METEORITE

Name: SALAICES

Place of find: Approximately 6 km southwest of Salaices, Chihuahua, Mexico. The site is within the Allende, Mexico, meteorite strewnfield, approximately 1.5 km northeast of Rancho Blanco.

27° 00'N, 105° 15' W.

Date of find: Winter 1971

Class and type: Stone. Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H4).

Number of individual specimens: 1

Total weight: 3.9 kg

Circumstances of find: A Mexican farmer found the complete stone in his field in the winter of 1971. It was shown to Mr. David Lange along with Allende, Mexico, meteorite specimens on April 9, 1971 while he was visiting the area to purchase Allende specimens. Mr. Lange purchased it.

Source: Mr. David Lange, Center for Meteorite Studies, Department of Chemistry, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona 85281.

Additional information: A description is in preparation by Mr. Lange.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 51, Meteoritics 7, 215-232 (1972)
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Geography:

Mexico
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (27° 0'N, 105° 15'W)
     Recommended::   (27° 0'N, 105° 15'W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 25 approved meteorites from Chihuahua, Mexico (plus 1 unapproved name)
     This is 1 of 111 approved meteorites from Mexico (plus 4 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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Synonymshelp: Salaices II (From MetBase)

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