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Willard (a)
Basic information Name: Willard (a)
     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 800 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 62  (1984)  L6
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L6
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 11277 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)
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Writeup from MB 62:
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DISCOVERY OF THE WILLARD, USA, STONY METEORITE

Name: WILLARD

Place of find: 13 miles SE. of Willard, Torrence County, New Mexico, USA.

34°26'N., 105°47'W.

Date of find: 1978

Class and type: Stone. Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6).

Number of individual

specimens: 1 and fragments

Total weight: 500 g and fragments totalling 200-300 g

Circumstances of find: Found by J. Hansen on his ranch.

Source: R. Haag, 2990 E. Michigan Drive, Tucson, Arizona 85741, USA.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 62, Meteoritics 19, 49-57 (1984)
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Geography:

United States
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (34° 26'N, 105° 47'W)
     Recommended::   (34° 26'N, 105° 47'W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 225 approved meteorites from New Mexico, United States (plus 2 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
     This is 1 of 1842 approved meteorites from United States (plus 358 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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Synonymshelp: Willard (From MetBase)

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