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Panhandle
Basic information Name: Panhandle
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1969
Country: United States
Mass:help 1360 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 56  (1979)  H5
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H5
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H5
Recommended:  H5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 10189 approved meteorites (plus 18 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)
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Writeup from MB 56:
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DISCOVERY OF THE PANHANDLE, USA, STONY METEORITE

Name: PANHANDLE

Place of find: Near Panhandle, Carson County, Texas, USA.
35°20'N., 101°23'W.

Date of find: July 17, 1969.

Class and type: Stone. Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H5).

Number of individual

specimens: 1

Total weight: 1.36 kg

Circumstances of find: Found by a farmer. Main mass in the possession of E.A. King, Department of Geology, University of Houston.

Source: E.A. King, Department of Geology, University of Houston, Houston, Texas 77004, USA.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 56, Meteoritics 14, 161-175 (1979)
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Photos from the Encyclopedia of Meteorites:
Martin Horejsi   
Geography:

United States
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (35° 20'N, 101° 23'W)
     Recommended::   (35° 20'N, 101° 23'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 1865 approved meteorites from United States (plus 890 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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