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Sweetwater
Basic information Name: Sweetwater
     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 1760 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 36  (1966)  H
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H5
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H5
Recommended:  H5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 10297 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 36:
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DISCOVERY OF SWEETWATER STONY METEORITE, USA

Name: SWEETWATER.

The place of fall or discovery: The B. W. Neeper Farm, Fisher County, Texas, USA; φ = 32°33' N, λ = 100°25' W.

Date of fall or discovery: FOUND, in the autumn of 1961; identified as a meteorite by E. A. Kind in November 1963.

Class and type: STONY; olivine-bronzite chondrite.

Number of individual specimens: 1.

Total weight: 1.76 kg.

Circumstances of the fall or discovery: The meteorite was found during plowing; main mass now in the collection of the US National Museum (Washington, USA).

Source: Report of Dr. E. A. King (Washington, USA) in a letter, April 25, 1966.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 36, Moscow (1966) reprinted Met. 5, 85-109 (1970)
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Geography:

United States
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (32° 33'N, 100° 25'W)
     Recommended::   (32° 33'N, 100° 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 1878 approved meteorites from United States (plus 890 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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