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Sappa
Basic information Name: Sappa
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1983
Country: United States
Mass:help 5.95 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 82  (1998)  L6
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L6
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 11577 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 82:

Sappa

Decatur County, Kansas, USA

Found between 1981 and 1986

Ordinary chondrite (L6)

A 5.95 kg stone was found in a gravel pit by Mr. Paul Tansey.  Classification and mineralogy (A. Rubin, UCLA):  olivine, Fa25.1; pyroxene Fs21.3Wo1.6; shock stage S3; weathering grade W2.  Specimens:  main mass, UCLA.

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UCLA: Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1567, United States (institutional address; updated 17 Oct 2011)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 82, MAPS 33, A221-A240 (1998)
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Geography:

United States
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (39° 51'N, 100° 31'W)
     Recommended::   (39° 50' 40"N, 100° 30' 36"W)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 0.9 km apart

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 147 approved meteorites from Kansas, United States (plus 1 unapproved name) (plus 1 impact crater)
     This is 1 of 1881 approved meteorites from United States (plus 890 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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