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Maryville
Basic information Name: Maryville
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1983
Country: United States
Mass:help 1443 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 11725 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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FALL OF THE MARYVILLE, USA, STONY METEORITE

Name: MARYVILLE

Place of fall: Maryville, Blount County, Tennessee, USA.

35°48'N., 84°6'W.

Date of fall: January 28, 1983, 0415 hrs.

Class and type: Stone. Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6). Olivine Fa24.5, 21.82% total iron.

Number of individual

specimens: 1

Total weight: 1442 g

Circumstances of fall: After a fireball and sonic booms, a single, crusted mass was recovered from an impact pit.

Source: Smithsonian Institution SEAN Bull., 1983, 8, no 3; J. Shervais et al., Meteoritics, 1983, 18, abs.

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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:   (35° 48'N, 84° 6'W)
     Recommended::   (35° 48'N, 84° 6'W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 25 approved meteorites from Tennessee, United States (plus 1 unapproved name) (plus 2 impact craters)
     This is 1 of 1883 approved meteorites from United States (plus 890 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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