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Post
Basic information Name: Post
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1965
Country: United States
Mass:help 2 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 51  (1972)  L
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L
Recommended:  L    [explanation]

This is 1 of 52 approved meteorites classified as L.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, Ordinary chondrites
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Writeup from MB 51:
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DISCOVERY OF THE POST, TEXAS, STONY METEORITE

Name: POST

Place of find: 4 miles due south of Post, Garza County, Texas.

33° 07'N, 101° 23'W.

Date of find: 1965(?)

Class and type: Stone. Veined, polymict olivine-hypersthene chondrite, badly weathered.

Number of individual specimens: 1

Total weight: Approximately 2 kg

Circumstances of find: Found by Mr. Bill Taylor and Mr. Sam Hoover while hunting game. The specimen was so badly weathered that it fell immediately into two approximately equal parts. Mr. Hoover retained one half of the meteorite that has since been misplaced. Mr. Taylor retains the other half, except for a thin section and 20 g in the possession of Dr. Elbert A. King, Jr.

Source: Dr. Elbert A. King, Jr. Department of Geology, University of Houston, Houston, Texas 77004.

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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:   (33° 7'N, 101° 23'W)
     Recommended::   (33° 7'N, 101° 23'W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 311 approved meteorites from Texas, United States (plus 2 unapproved names) (plus 3 impact craters)
     This is 1 of 1824 approved meteorites from United States (plus 349 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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