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Landreth Draw
Basic information Name: Landreth Draw
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1955
Country: United States
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H5
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 84  (2000)  H5
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H5
Recommended:  H5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 10884 approved meteorites (plus 19 unapproved names) classified as H5.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Plots in Kansas, far from Ector County, TX
Writeup from MB 84:

Landreth Draw

Ector County , Texas, USA

Found 1955

Ordinary chondrite (H5)

A large meteorite was found by Paul G. Rhoades while he was hunting doves on the K-(Kar Bar) Ranch.  A piece ~ 50 cm in diameter and ~ 8 cm thick was kept in the ranch house yard, and a larger piece may also have existed.  In 1965, a piece was sent to Dr. R. H. Horton of Washington State University, who then sent a piece to the SI .  Classification and mineralogy (T. McCoy, SI ):  olivine, Fa18.5±0.3; pyroxene, Fs16.3±0.1Wo1.4±0.4; shock stage, S2; weathering grade, W2.  Specimens:  630.5 g, SI ; location of main mass(es) unknown.

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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)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 84, MAPS 35, A199-A225 (2000)
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United States
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (37° 15'N, 98° 8'W)
     Recommended::   (37° 15'N, 98° 8'W)

     This is 1 of 313 approved meteorites from Texas, United States (plus 2 unapproved names) (plus 3 impact craters)
     This is 1 of 1886 approved meteorites from United States (plus 890 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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