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West Point
Basic information Name: West Point
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1972
Country: United States
Mass:help 3.1 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 56  (1979)  L
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L6
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 11733 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 56:
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DISCOVERY OF THE WEST POINT, USA, STONY METEORITE

Name: WEST POINT

Place of find: Lynn County, Texas, USA.

33°4'30"N., 102°2'42"W.

Date of find: 1972

Class and type: Stone. Olivine-hypersthene chondrite. Olivine Fa25.

Number of individual

specimens: 1

Total weight: 3.1 kg Circumstances of find: Not reported.

Source: G.I Huss, 1976. The Huss Coll. of Meteorites, p. 46, American Meteorite Laboratory, Denver, Colorado 80201, USA.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 56, Meteoritics 14, 161-175 (1979)
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Geography:

United States
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (33° 4' 30"N, 102° 2' 42"W)
     Recommended::   (33° 4' 30"N, 102° 2' 42"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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