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Talpa
Basic information Name: Talpa
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1963
Country: United States
Mass:help 13 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 66  (1988)  H6
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H6
Recommended:  H6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 6313 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)
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Writeup from MB 66:
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Talpa

Coleman County, Texas, USA

Found before 1963

Stone. Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H6).

A single 13.0 kg mass, collected as four fragments, was found during ploughing by B. T. Stokes 6.5 miles NE of Talpa, Texas, USA. A reconstruction shows that a portion of the stone is missing. (B. R. Harrison, The Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, P. O. Box 967, W. T. Station, Canyon, Texas 79016, USA; T. E. Schmidt, Tiara Observatory, P. O. Box 1059, Colorado Springs, CO 80901, USA)

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 66, Meteoritics 23, 171-173 (1988)
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Geography:

United States
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (31° 52'N, 99° 35'W)
     Recommended::   (31° 52'N, 99° 35'W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 313 approved meteorites from Texas, United States (plus 2 unapproved names) (plus 3 impact craters)
     This is 1 of 1883 approved meteorites from United States (plus 890 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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