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Suwanee Spring
Basic information Name: Suwanee Spring
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1979
Country: United States
Mass:help 1200 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 58  (1980)  L5
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L5
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L5
Recommended:  L5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 7126 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 58:
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DISCOVERY OF THE SUWANEE SPRING, USA, STONY METEORITE

Name: SUWANEE SPRING

Place of find: Valencia County, New Mexico, USA. 34°57'N., 107010'W.

Date of find: July 21, 1979.

Class and type: Stone. Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L5). Olivine Fa24.6; ortho­pyroxene Fs20.8; plagioclase An9.0Or[illegible],.

Number of individual

specimens: 1

Total weight: 1.2 kg, approximately.

Circumstances of find: Found about 40 km west of Albuquerque by Mr. George Nelson in a region where wind had stripped away the soil. The Correo (H4) chondrite was found in the same area.

Source: A.E. Rubin et a.l, 1980. The Correo and Suwanee Spring Meteorites: two new ordinary chondrite finds. Submitted to Meteoritics.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 58, Meteoritics 15, 235-240 (1980)
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Geography:

United States
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (34° 57'N, 107° 10'W)
     Recommended::   (34° 57'N, 107° 10'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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