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Basic information Name: Foster
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1975
Country: United States
Mass:help 1992 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 71  (1991)  H4
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H4
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H4
Recommended:  H4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 6371 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)
Writeup from MB 71:
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Terry County, Texas

Found about 1975, recognized 1989

Stone. Ordinary chondrite (H4)

One stone of 1992 g was found during ploughing in a corn field by Grady Hesson, close to the village of Foster. The find site is between the towns Wellman and Brownfield. Glenn Huss, American Meteorite Laboratory, Denver, found the stone to be different in external and internal structure from the H4-chondrite Wellman (c). Classification and analysis, olivine Fa20.1, A. E. Rubin, Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90024-1567, USA. Information and main mass, Blaine Reed, Durango, CO 81301, USA.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 71, Meteoritics 26, 255-262 (1991)
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United States
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (33° 6'N, 102° 16'W)
     Recommended::   (33° 6'N, 102° 16'W)

     This is 1 of 313 approved meteorites from Texas, United States (plus 2 unapproved names) (plus 3 impact craters)
     This is 1 of 1886 approved meteorites from United States (plus 890 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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