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Tyro
Basic information Name: Tyro
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1978
Country: United States
Mass:help 895 g
Classification
  history:
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)
Comments: Approved 18 Apr 2020
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Writeup from MB 109:

Tyro        ~37.0°N, ~95.8°W

Kansas, United States

Find: 1978

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L6)

History: The meteorite was found by a farmer in a field in 1978, near the small town of Tyro, Kansas. It was given to his niece, Diane Crawford. It remained in their family until it was recognized as a meteorite by the Kansas Meteorite Society in October 2008.

Petrography: The rock is very recrystallized chondrite with discernable PO, POP and BO chondrules. Plagioclase grain size is ~60 μm.

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L6, S3, W2)

Data from:
  MB109
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Kansas
Date:1978
Latitude:~37.0°N
Longitude:~95.8°W
Mass (g):895
Pieces:1
Class:L6
Shock stage:S3
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):24.2
Ferrosilite (mol%):20.3
Wollastonite (mol%):1.9
Classifier:A. Rubin, UCLA
Type spec mass (g):21
Type spec location:UCLA
Main mass:Kansas Meteorite Society
Comments:Submitted by Alan Rubin
Institutions
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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. 109, in preparation (2020)
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Geography:

United States
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (37° 0'N, 95° 48'W)

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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