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Blaine Lake
Basic information Name: Blaine Lake
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1974
Country: Canada
Mass:help 1896 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 55  (1978)  L6
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L6
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 11000 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 55:
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DISCOVERY OF THE BLAINE LAKE, CANADA, STONY METEORITE

Name : BLAINE LAKE

Place of find: 7 km south-southwest of Blaine Lake, Saskatche­wan, Canada.

52°46.2'N., 106°53.8'W.

Date of find: Summer, 1974.

Class and type: Stone. Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6), (Olivine Fa26 by microprobe analysis).

Number of individual

specimens: 1

Total weight: 1896.4 g

Circumstances of find: The meteorite was discovered by Mr. N.W. Perver­seff of Blaine Lake, Saskatchewan beside a road south-southwest of Blaine Lake. It was sent to Mr. A.T. Blackwell, University of Saskatchewan, Sas­katoon and identified by him in March, 1976. It was subsequently purchased for the National Meteorite Collection Ottawa. It is sufficiently similar in texture, mineralogy and composition to the Red Deer Hill meteorite (q.v.), which was found 80 km to the east-northeast to raise the possibility that the two meteorites came from the same fall.

Sources: Mr. A.T. Blackwell, Herzberg Institute of Astro­physics, Physics Building, University of Saskatoon, Saskatoon, Canada, S7N OWO; Dr. A.G. Plant and Mr. H. Steacy, Geological Survey of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1A OE8; Mr. M.R. Dence, Earth Physics Branch, Department of Energy, Mines and Resources, Ottawa, Ontario K I A OY3, Canada.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 55, Meteoritics 13, 327-352 (1978)
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Geography:

Canada
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (52° 46' 12"N, 106° 53' 48"W)
     Recommended::   (52° 46' 12"N, 106° 53' 48"W)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 0.7 m apart

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 13 approved meteorites from Saskatchewan, Canada (plus 6 impact craters)
     This is 1 of 65 approved meteorites from Canada (plus 5 unapproved names) (plus 31 impact craters)
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