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Basic information Name: Lakewood
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1955
Country: United States
Mass:help 46.5 kg
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 49  (1970)  Chondrite
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L6
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 11584 approved meteorites (plus 6 unapproved names) classified as L6.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Writeup from MB 49:
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LAKEWOOD, Eddy County, New Mexico; φ = 32°37' 47" N, λ = 104°21' W.

FOUND, 1955; brought to scientific attention 1966.

STONY, chondrite.

Number of individual specimens: 1.

Total weight: 46.5 kg.

Circumstances of fall or discovery: One badly weathered specimen was struck by the blade of a bulldozer at a depth of about 0.8 meter when the land was being leveled to make irrigation possible. The specimen was broken into many pieces by the bulldozer blade. The pieces lay elevan years by the field gate. Possibly as much as 20 kg. of fragments were carried away during this time by persons visiting,the farm. The original specimen may have weighed as much as 65 kg.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 49, Moscow (1970) reprinted Meteoritics 6, 111-124 (1970)
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United States
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (32° 37' 47"N, 104° 21' 0"W)
     Recommended::   (32° 37' 47"N, 104° 21' 0"W)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 1.1 m apart

     This is 1 of 227 approved meteorites from New Mexico, United States (plus 2 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
     This is 1 of 1881 approved meteorites from United States (plus 890 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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