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Friona
Basic information Name: Friona
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1981
Country: United States
Mass:help 21.9 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 61  (1983)  Chondrite
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 61:
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DISCOVERY OF THE FRIONA, USA, STONY METEORITE

Name: FRIONA

Place of find: Near Friona, Parmer County. Texas, USA.

34°32'24"N., 102°34'6"W.

Date of find: Recognized 1981

Class and type: Stone. Chondrite.

Number of individual

specimens: 2

Total weight: 19.6 kg

Circumstances of find: Picked up in a ploughed field.

Source: G.I Huss, American Meteorite Laboratory, P.O. Box 2098, Denver, Colorado 80201, USA.

Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 61, Meteoritics 18, 77-83 (1983)
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Don Edwards   
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Geography:

United States
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (34° 32' 24"N, 102° 34' 6"W)
     Recommended::   (34° 32' 24"N, 102° 34' 6"W)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 0.9 m apart

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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