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Walnut Hill
Basic information Name: Walnut Hill
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1978
Country: United States
Mass:help 220 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 75  (1993)  OC
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  OC
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  OC
Recommended:  OC    [explanation]

This is 1 of 75 approved meteorites (plus 3 unapproved names) classified as OC.   [show all]
Search for other: Ordinary chondrites
Writeup from MB 75:
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Walnut Hill

North Yarmouth, Cumberland County, Maine, USA

Found 1978 October

Ordinary chondrite

Mark L. Smith noticed a hole in the roof of a shed while repairing it; he then found a stone of 220 g in the interior of the shed. The entire mass is retained by the finder, who will not permit it to be sampled for further analysis. Classified as ordinary chondrite from examination of a broken surface by Carl A. Francis, Harvard University Mineralogical Museum, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, USA. The meteorite was described with photographs in the Portland (Maine) Evening Express of 1978 October 20. David S. Westerman published a note about it in the Maine Geologist 5 (1978). A Note is also included in the chapter "Maine Meteorites" by C. A. Francis in "Mineralogy of Maine" to be published by the Geoloical Survey of Maine. Information, Carl A. Francis.

References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 75, Meteoritics 28, 692-703 (1993)
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Library of Maine, U.S.   

United States
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (43° 50' 0"N, 70° 15' 37"W)
     Recommended::   (43° 49' 37"N, 70° 14' 50"W)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 1.3 km apart

     This is 1 of 5 approved meteorites from Maine, United States
     This is 1 of 1927 approved meteorites from United States (plus 866 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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