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Oro Grande
Basic information Name: Oro Grande
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1971
Country: United States
Mass:help 513 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 52  (1974)  H5
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H5
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H5
Recommended:  H5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 10151 approved meteorites (plus 18 unapproved names) classified as H5.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
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Writeup from MB 52:
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DISCOVERY OF THE ORO GRANDE, NEW MEXICO, STONY METEORITE

Name: ORO GRANDE

Place of find: 10 miles west of Orogrande, New Mexico. 32°22.3'N, 106°15.5'W.

Date of find: January 15, 1971.

Class and type: Stone. Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H5).

Number of individual specimens: 1

Total weight: 513 g

Circumstances of find: Mr. T. C. Wilton found the stone in a gravel driveway. Sources for gravel for that area are within a radius of 20 miles, and Mr. Wilton speculates that the meteorite was brought in with the gravel for the driveway. A 248 g specimen is now in the collection of the Institute of Meteoritics, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, and a 250 g piece was retained by Mr. Wilton.

Source: R. V. Fodor, Klaus Keil and Eugene Jarosewich. 1972. The Oro Grande, New Mexico, chondrite and its lithic inclusion. Meteoritics 7,495-507.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 52, Meteoritics 9, 101-121 (1974)
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Geography:

United States
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (32° 22' 18"N, 106° 15' 30"W)
     Recommended::   (32° 22' 18"N, 106° 15' 30"W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 226 approved meteorites from New Mexico, United States (plus 2 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
     This is 1 of 1865 approved meteorites from United States (plus 890 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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