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Landes
Basic information Name: Landes
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1930
Country: United States
Mass:help 69.8 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 51  (1972)  Iron
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  IAB-an
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  IAB-MG
Recommended:  Iron, IAB-MG    [explanation]

This is 1 of 112 approved meteorites classified as Iron, IAB-MG.   [show all]
Search for other: IAB complex irons, Iron meteorites, and Metal-rich meteorites
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Writeup from MB 51:
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DISCOVERY OF THE LANDES, WEST VIRGINIA, METEORITE

Name: LANDES

Place of find: Landes, Grant County, West Viginia.

38° 54'N, 79° 11'W.

Date of find: About 1930, recognized as a meteorite in 1968.

Class and type: Iron. Silicate-bearing octahedrite.

Number of individual specimens: 1

Total weight: 69.8 kg

Circumstances of find: The specimen was plowed up in a hillside cornfield one mile east of the Landes Post Office about 35 to 40 years prior to being called to the attention of Glenn I Huss in 1968. During most of this period it lay under the eaves of a barn where water dripped on it without apparent damage to the specimen.

Sources: T. E. Bunch, Klaus Keil and Glenn I. Huss (1972) The Landes Meteorite. Meteoritics 7, 31-38.

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

United States
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (38° 54'N, 79° 11'W)
     Recommended::   (38° 54'N, 79° 11'W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 3 approved meteorites from West Virginia, United States (plus 1 unapproved name)
     This is 1 of 1827 approved meteorites from United States (plus 358 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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Synonymshelp: Landis (In NHM Cat)

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