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South Plains
Basic information Name: South Plains
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1971
Country: United States
Mass:help 4.76 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 57  (1980)  L5?
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L5
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L5
Recommended:  L5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 7130 approved meteorites (plus 4 unapproved names) classified as L5.   [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 57:
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DISCOVERY OF THE SOUTH PLAINS, USA, STONY METEORITE

Name: SOUTH PLAINS

Place of find: 6 miles NE. of South Plains, Floyd County, Texas, USA.

34° 16'N., 101° 15'W.

Date of find: 1971, approximately.

Class and type: Stone. Chondrite (L5?).

Number of individual

specimens: 1

Total weight: 4763 g.

Circumstances of find: Caught in farming equipment during field preparation.

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

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 57, Meteoritics 15, 93-104 (1980)
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Don Edwards   
Geography:

United States
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (34° 16'N, 101° 15'W)
     Recommended::   (34° 16'N, 101° 15'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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