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Fluvanna (a)
Basic information Name: Fluvanna (a)
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1967
Country: United States
Mass:help 9.5 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 62  (1984)  L5
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L5
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L5
Recommended:  L5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 6538 approved meteorites (plus 4 unapproved names) classified as L5.   [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 62:
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DISCOVERY OF THE FLUVANNA, USA, STONY METEORITE

Name: FLUVANNA

Place of find: Fluvanna, Scurry County, Texas, USA.

32°47'N.. 101'7'12'V.

Date of find: 1967, approximately

Class and type: Stone. Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L5).

Number of individual

specimens: 7 plus

Total weight: 9.5 kg plus

Circumstances of find: Found in ploughed fields over the years. Some material has been lost. The largest mass weighs 6.3 kg.

Source: T.E. Schmitt, Tiara Observatory, P.O. Box 1059, Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA and K. Tully, Science Department, Western Texas College, Snyder, Texas, USA.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 62, Meteoritics 19, 49-57 (1984)
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Photos from the Encyclopedia of Meteorites:
Don Edwards   
Geography:

United States
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (32° 48'N, 101° 7'W)
     Recommended::   (32° 48'N, 101° 7'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 1834 approved meteorites from United States (plus 358 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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