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Wayside
Basic information Name: Wayside
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1973
Country: United States
Mass:help 23.6 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 54  (1976)  H
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H6
Recommended:  H6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 6146 approved meteorites (plus 5 unapproved names) classified as H6.   [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 54:
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DISCOVERY OF THE WAYSIDE, TEXAS, STONY METEORITE

Name: WAYSIDE

Place of find: Wayside, Armstrong County, Texas, USA.

34°48.1'N, 101°41 'W:

Date of find: 1973

Class and type: Stone. Olivine-bronzite chondrite.

Number of individual specimens: 1

Total weight: 23.6 kg

Circumstances of find: The meteorite was found lying on newly cultivated ground which caused the finder to think that it had fallen during the previous night, but the numerous plow marks on the brown crust indicated clearly that it had been struck repeatedly over a long period of time.

Source: Glenn I Huss, American Meteorite Laboratory, P.O. Box 2098, Denver, Colorado 80201.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 54, Meteoritics 11, 69-93 (1976)
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Geography:

United States
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (34° 48' 6"N, 101° 41' 0"W)
     Recommended::   (34° 48' 6"N, 101° 41' 0"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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