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Rhineland
Basic information Name: Rhineland
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1961
Country: United States
Mass:help 6.24 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 41  (1967)  H
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H5
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H5
Recommended:  H5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 10191 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 41:
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DISCOVERY OF RHINELAND STONY METEORITE, USA

Name: RHINELAND .

The place of fall or discovery: Knox County, Texas, USA; φ = 33°32' N, = 99°37' W.

Date of fall or discovery: FOUND, May 1961.

Class and type: STONY, olivine - bronzite chondrite.

Number of individual specimens: 1.

Total weight: 6.24 kg.

Circumstances of the fall or discovery: The meteorite was plowed up by Mr. F. J. Loran; specimen now on loan to NASA, Manned Spacecraft Center.

Source: Report of Dr. E. A. King Jr. (Houston, USA) in a letter VI 5, 1967.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 41, Moscow (1967) reprinted Met. 5, 85-109 (1970)
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Don Edwards   
Geography:

United States
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (33° 32'N, 99° 37'W)
     Recommended::   (33° 32'N, 99° 37'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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