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Galatia
Basic information Name: Galatia
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1971
Country: United States
Mass:help 23.9 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 56  (1979)  L6
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L6
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 10989 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 56:
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DISCOVERY OF THE GALATIA, USA, STONY METEORITE

Name: GALATIA

Place of find: About 7 km ENE of Galatia, Barton County, Kansas, USA.

38°38.5'N., 98°53'W.

Date of find: August 8, 1971.

Class and type: Stone. Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6). Olivine Fa24.9.

Number of individual

specimens: 1

Total weight: 23.9 kg

Circumstances of find: Found by Mr. Vernon DeWald in 1971 and identified as a meteorite by W.R. Van Schmus in 1976.

Source: W.R. Van Schmus, K. Keil, D.E. Lange and G.H. Conrad, 1978. The Galatia, Kansas, chondrite. Meteoritics 13, 267-273.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 56, Meteoritics 14, 161-175 (1979)
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Mark Bostick   
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Edward Krikorian   
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Geography:

United States
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (38° 38' 30"N, 98° 53' 0"W)
     Recommended::   (38° 38' 30"N, 98° 53' 0"W)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 1.1 m apart

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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