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Roosevelt County 085
Basic information Name: Roosevelt County 085
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: RC 085
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1969
Country: United States
Mass:help 140 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 78  (1995)  L4
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L4
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L4
Recommended:  L4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 1707 approved meteorites (plus 4 unapproved names) classified as L4.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Data from:
  MB78
  Table 4
  Line 7:
Date:1969
Latitude:34°19'N
Longitude:103°23'W
Mass (g):>140
Class:L4
Shock stage:S4
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):24.5
Ferrosilite (mol%):21.8
Classifier:Benedix et al. (1995)
Type spec location:research specimens and thin sections are at the Hawaii Institute of Geophysics and Planetology, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii 96822, USA
Main mass:J. Warnica
Finder:J. Warnica
Comments:Located in Curry Co., New Mexico, but given RC number following the precedence of Scott et al. 1986).
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 78, Meteoritics 30, 792-796 (1995)
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Geography:

United States
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (34° 19'N, 103° 23'W)
     Recommended::   (34° 19'N, 103° 23'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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