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Richland Springs
Basic information Name: Richland Springs
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1980
Country: United States
Mass:help 1900 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 62  (1984)  Chondrite
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  Chondrite
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  OC
Recommended:  OC    [explanation]

This is 1 of 75 approved meteorites (plus 3 unapproved names) classified as OC.   [show all]
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Writeup from MB 62:
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FALL OF THE RICHLAND SPRINGS, USA, STONY METEORITE

Name: RICHLAND SPRINGS

Place of fall: Between Hall and Richland Springs, San Saba County, Texas, USA.

31°15'N., 99°2'W.

Date of fall: September 20, 1980, 2130 hrs.

Class and type: Stone. Chondrite

Number of individual

specimens: 3

Total weight: 1.1 kg

Circumstances of find: A bright fireball was seen and multiple detonations were heard within a radius of about 15 miles of the impact site. A search programme was organised by J. Williams, D. Garland and O. Monnig. The largest fragment, 0.8 kg, was found about 18 months after the fall.

Source: J.O. Williams, Museum of Science and History, Fort Worth, Texas, USA.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 62, Meteoritics 19, 49-57 (1984)
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Geography:

United States
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (31° 15'N, 99° 2'W)
     Recommended::   (31° 15'N, 99° 2'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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