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Basic information Name: Cavour
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1938
Country: United States
Mass:help 26.21 kg
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H6
Recommended:  H6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 6416 approved meteorites (plus 5 unapproved names) classified as H6.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Revised 31 Oct 2012: Updated information on mass, coords, and date
Writeup from MB 101:

Cavour        44°13’17.38"N,  98°3’33.09"W

South Dakota, United States

Found: 1938

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H6)

New information received from Hugh DeVries, 9 Oct 2012. A 4114 g, odd-shaped rock was found by Henry DeVries in a field on his farm in 1938. The rock sat in the farmyard until early 1941, when it was taken by Henry’s wife, Grace DeVries, and his son, Hubert, for identification by Mrs. W. J. Lindsey of Rayville, South Dakota. The total mass, eventually recovered as 9 stones, is 26.21 kg. The correct coordinates of the centroid of the finds are given above. Institutional specimens include: 4830 g and 3629 g, SI; 3812 g, UNM; 3634 g, SDSMT; 368.6 g, TCU; 283 g, FMNH; 119.3 g, UAb; 84.3 g, ASU; 39.8 g, NHM.

   and collections
ASU: Center for Meteorite Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona 85287-1404, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 14 Jan 2012)
FMNH: Department of Geology The Field Museum of Natural History 1400 South Lake Shore Drive Chicago, IL 60605-2496, USA, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 16 Nov 2011)
NHM: Department of Mineralogy, The Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD, United Kingdom; Website (institutional address; updated 9 Dec 2011)
SI: Department of Mineral Sciences, NHB-119, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC 20560, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 16 Jan 2012)
TCU: Oscar E. Monnig Collection, Department of Geology, Texas Christian University, Ft. Worth, TX 76129, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 24 Feb 2012)
UNM: Institute of Meteoritics MSC03 2050 University of New Mexico Albuquerque NM 87131-1126 USA, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 12 Feb 2015)
UAb: 1-26 Earth Sciences Building, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, T6G 2E3, Canada, Canada; Website (institutional address; updated 17 Oct 2011)
SDSMT: South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, 501 East Saint Joseph Street, Rapid City, SD 57701, United States (institutional address; updated 31 Oct 2012)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 101, MAPS 50, 1661, September 2015
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United States
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (44° 20'N, 98° 2'W)
     Recommended::   (44° 13' 17"N, 98° 3' 33"W)
Note: the NHM and recommended coordinates are 12.6 km apart

     This is 1 of 19 approved meteorites from South Dakota, United States
     This is 1 of 1886 approved meteorites from United States (plus 890 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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