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Summerfield
Basic information Name: Summerfield
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1979
Country: United States
Mass:help 6.2 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 60  (1982)  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 60:
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DISCOVERY OF THE SUMMERFIELD, USA, STONY METEORITE

Name: SUMMERFIELD

Synonym: Easter

Place of find: Equidistant between Hereford and Summerfield, Castro County, Texas, USA.

34°46'N., 102°25'W.

Date of find: Recognized 1979

Class and type: Stone. Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L5). Olivine Fa24.4, o-pyroxene Fs21.2.

Number of individual

specimens: 1

Total weight: 6.2 kg

Circumstances of find: Not reported.

Source: B. D. Dod, E. Olsen, D. Eatough and P. Sipiera, 1981. Umbarger and Summerfield: two new chondrites from Texas. Meteoritics 16, 307, abs.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 60, Meteoritics 17, 93-97 (1982)
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Geography:

United States
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (34° 46'N, 102° 25'W)
     Recommended::   (34° 46'N, 102° 25'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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Synonymshelp: Easter (In NHM Cat)

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