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Bumble Bee
Basic information Name: Bumble Bee
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2004
Country: United States
Mass:help 348 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 104  (2015)  H6
Recommended:  H6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 6313 approved meteorites (plus 5 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)
Comments: Approved 14 Dec 2015
Writeup from MB 104:

Bumble Bee        34° 12’ 00"N, 112° 09’ 45"W

Arizona, USA

Find: 2004

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H6)

History: Around the spring of 2004, Mr. Ed Bishop found an unusual rounded brown stone while he was metal detecting for gold, ~1/2 mile west of the ghost town of Bumble Bee, Arizona. He brought the stone to Carleton Moore at ASU, who subsequently purchased it.

Physical characteristics: Well-rounded stone covered in patches of remnant fusion crust. The stone has a shape of a squat teardrop and lacks regmaglypts. Interior is a dark gray-green with a uniform distribution of small metal and troilite grains. Chondrules not visible.

Petrography: (L. Garvie, ASU) Thin section shows largely recrystallized texture with only two recognizable chondrules (both BO, 400 and 450 μm diameter). Olivine grains show straight extinction characteristic of S1. Plagioclase abundant and coarse grained, to 200 μm. Troilite (<200 μm) is single crystal and lacks shock lamellae. Metal dominated by kamacite (<250 μm) and zoned grains with tetrataenite rims and kamacite cores (<150 μm). Only one Cu grain (40 μm) found between troilite-metal grains. Chromite to 200 μm shows rounded outlines and lacks cracks. Scattered phosphates (Ca-Cl and Ca-Mg-Na) to 200 μm.

Geochemistry: (L. Garvie, ASU) Olivine, Fa19.5±0.2, Fe/Mn=38.9±2.1, n=11. Low Ca pyroxene Fs17.4±0.2Wo1.2±0.2, Fe/Mn=23.1±1.5, n=10.

Classification: H6, S1, W1

Specimens: 41 g and one thin section at ASU.

Data from:
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Latitude:34° 12' 00"N
Longitude:112° 09' 45"W
Mass (g):348
Shock stage:S1
Weathering grade:W1
Fayalite (mol%):19.5±0.2
Ferrosilite (mol%):17.4±0.2
Wollastonite (mol%):1.2±0.2
Classifier:L. Garvie
Type spec mass (g):41
Type spec location:ASU
Main mass:Carleton Moore
Finder:Ed Bishop
Comments:Submitted by L. Garvie
   and collections
ASU: Center for Meteorite Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona 85287-1404, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 14 Jan 2012)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 104, MAPS 52, 2284, Octover 2017, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/maps.12930/full
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     Recommended::   (34° 12' 0"N, 112° 9' 45"W)

     This is 1 of 177 approved meteorites from Arizona, United States (plus 1 impact crater)
     This is 1 of 1883 approved meteorites from United States (plus 890 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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