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Sawyer
Basic information Name: Sawyer
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2006
Country: United States
Mass:help 8.1 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 100  (2012)  H4
Recommended:  H4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 5782 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)
Comments: Approved 8 Jun 2011
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Writeup from MB 100:

Sawyer        37°31.435’N, 98°37.796’W

Kansas, USA

Found: 2006 Sept 28

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H4)

History: Found on the ground by Mr. Michael McFall on September 28, 2006, while he was sowing wheat on his farm, about 3 miles east and 1.5 miles north of Sawyer, Kansas.

Physical characteristics: A single, dense, rust-colored mass of 8.1 kg.

Petrography: (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS) The specimen contains fairly well-formed chondrules. Primary minerals are olivine, orthopyroxene, sodic plagioclase, chromite, troilite and rare fresh kamacite. Most metal has been altered to iron hydroxides and minor terrestrial barite is present.

Geochemistry: Olivine, Fa19.1-19.3; orthopyroxene, Fs16.1-17.2Wo1.1-1.7; clinopyroxene, Fs5.8.Wo43.6.

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H4, S2, W3)

Specimens: A total of 20 g and one polished thin section are on deposit at UWS. The main mass is held by Mr. M. McFall, Pratt, Kansas.

Data from:
  MB100
  Table 1
  Line 1873:
State/Prov/County:Kansas
Date:2006 Sept 28
Latitude:37°31.435’N
Longitude:98°37.796’W
Mass (g):8100
Pieces:1
Class:H4
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W3
Fayalite (mol%):19.1-19.3
Ferrosilite (mol%):16.1-17.2; 5.8
Wollastonite (mol%):1.1-1.7; 43.6
Classifier:A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS
Type spec mass (g):20
Type spec location:UWS
Main mass:M. McFall
Finder:M. McFall
Comments:Submitted by A. Irving
Institutions
   and collections
UWS: University of Washington, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, 70 Johnson Hall, Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 15 Jan 2012)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 100, MAPS 49, E1-E101 (2014)
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Geography:

United States
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (37° 31' 26"N, 98° 37' 48"W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 144 approved meteorites from Kansas, United States (plus 1 unapproved name) (plus 1 impact crater)
     This is 1 of 1834 approved meteorites from United States (plus 358 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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