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Denver
Basic information Name: Denver
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1967
Country: United States
Mass:help 230 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 43  (1968)  L
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L6
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 11000 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 43:
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FALL OF DENVER STONY METEORITE, USA

Name: DENVER

The place of fall or discovery: Denver, Denver County, Colorado, U.S.A.; φ = 39°46'5'7" N, λ = 104°55'50" W.

Date of fall or discovery: FALL, was found on July 17, 1967; fell during the preceding week.

Class and type: STONY, olivine-hypersthene chondrite.

Number of individual specimens: 1.

Total weight: 230 g.

Circumstances of the fall or discovery: The meteorite fell on a warehouse roof. Mr. John W. Hartley came to the warehouse in the morning of July 17 and found water leaking through the ceiling. He sent a workman up to inspect the roof (galvanized steel sheet with a tarred surface) and the workman found a hole in the roof with the meteorite resting on the interior ceiling. There are no reports of a fireball or other phenomena during this period. A search of the surrounding has failed to find any more material of this meteorite. The meteorite was presented to U. S. National Museum, Washington, D. C., U. S. A.

Source: Report of Dr. Brian Mason (Washington, U.S.A.) in a letter III f, 1938.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 43, Moscow (1968) reprinted Met. 5, 85-109 (1970)
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Geography:

United States
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (39° 46' 57"N, 104° 55' 50"W)
     Recommended::   (39° 46' 57"N, 104° 55' 50"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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