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Leikanger
Basic information Name: Leikanger
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1978
Country: Norway
Mass:help 1513 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 57  (1980)  L6
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L6
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 10979 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 57:
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DISCOVERY OF THE LEIKANGER, NORWAY, STONY METEORITE

Name: LEIKANGER

Place of find: On the Myrdalsbreen glacier, north of Leikanger, Sognefjord, central Norway.

61° 16'N., 6°51'E., co-ordinates of Myrdals Lake.

Date of find: July 22, 1978.

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

Number of individual

specimens: 1

Total weight: 1513.35 g.

Circumstances of find: Not reported. The material is now in the Geologisk Museum, Oslo.

Source: Dr. W.L. Griffin, Mineralogisk-Geologisk Museum, Sars' Gate 1, Oslo 5, Norway.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 57, Meteoritics 15, 93-104 (1980)
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Geography:

Norway
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (61° 16'N, 6° 51'E)
     Recommended::   (61° 16'N, 6° 51'E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 3 approved meteorites from Sogn Og Fjordane, Norway
     This is 1 of 13 approved meteorites from Norway (plus 3 impact craters)
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