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Erie
Basic information Name: Erie
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1965
Country: United States
Mass:help 3.3 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 34  (1965)  Chondrite
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L6
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 11033 approved meteorites (plus 6 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)
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Writeup from MB 34:
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DISCOVERY OF ERIE STONY METEORITE, USA

Name: ERIE.

The place of fall or discovery: 2.4 km. south of Erie, Colorado, USA; φ = 40°01.9', λ = 105°03.4' W.

Date of fall or discovery: FOUND, July 1965.

Class and type: STONY, chondrite.

Number of individual specimens: 1

Total weight: 3.30 kg; dimensions are approximately 16.3 X 12.3 X X 11.0 cm.; the meteorite is roughly subpyramidal in shape.

Circumstances of fall or discovery: The meteorite was found by E. H. Coughran in a freshly plowed field.

Source: Report of Dr. G. G. Goles (La Jolla, USA) in a letter, X 1.3 1965.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 34, Moscow (1965)
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Photos from the Encyclopedia of Meteorites:
Don Edwards   
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Geography:

United States
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (40° 1' 54"N, 105° 3' 24"W)
     Recommended::   (40° 1' 54"N, 105° 3' 24"W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 89 approved meteorites from Colorado, United States (plus 5 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 1835 approved meteorites from United States (plus 358 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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