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Twentynine Palms
Basic information Name: Twentynine Palms
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1944
Country: United States
Mass:help 19.7 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 24  (1962)  Chondrite
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 24:
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TWENTYNINE PALMS, a little north and 4-5 km. east of Twentynine Palms, San Bernardino Co., California; (φ = 34°4.5' N, λ =116°1' W).

Found, about 1944.

Stony, gray chondrite.

1 specimen, weight nearly 100 gr.

The meteorite was found on the surface of the ground; the stone is covered with rust spots and coated with desert varnish. Visible on the surface are small and unusually deep irregular pits. Partial analysis gave: metal 7.1% (containing 8.62°% Ni), soluble silicate 42.0%, insoluble silicate 51.4%. The meteorite is now at the Griffith Observatory (Los Angeles, California, USA).

Source: Letter from Dr. John D. Buddhue (Pasadena, USA) to E. L. Krinov, January 23, 1962.


Writeup from MB 30:
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TWENTYNINE PALMS, San Bernardino County, California, USA; φ = 34°04'N, λ =115'57'W.

FOUND 1955, 19.6 kg.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 24, Moscow (1962)
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 30, Moscow (1964)
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Robert Verish   
Geography:

United States
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (34° 4' 30"N, 116° 1' 0"W)
     Recommended::   (34° 4' 30"N, 116° 1' 0"W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 257 approved meteorites from California, United States (plus 24 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 1824 approved meteorites from United States (plus 349 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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