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Benjamin
Basic information Name: Benjamin
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1969
Country: United States
Mass:help 51.8 kg
Classification
  history:
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H4-5
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 85  (2001)  H4/5
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H4/5
Recommended:  H4/5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 494 approved meteorites classified as H4/5.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Data from:
  MB85
  Table 2
  Line 2:
State/Prov/County:Knox, Texas
Date:1969
Latitude:~33°35'N
Longitude:99°48'W
Mass (g):51.8 kg
Pieces:1
Class:H4/5
Shock stage:S2
Fayalite (mol%):18-20
Ferrosilite (mol%):17-19
Wollastonite (mol%):1.3
Classifier:K. Kaneda (UTok)
Type spec mass (g):16
Main mass:D. Ross, Tokyo, Japan
Finder:M. and E. Parks
Comments:Remained in a backyard for ~29 years before it was recognized to be a meteorite by Oza Shaw. Main mass, 43.2 kg, Dirk Ross, Tokyo, Japan; 4 kg, OShaw; 4 kg, AShaw.
Institutions
   and collections
UTok: Department of Earth and Planetary Science, Graduate School of Science, University of Tokyo, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033, Japan (institutional address; updated 5 Nov 2011)
AShaw: Allen Shaw, P.O. Box 13166, Edwardsville, KS 66113, United States (private address)
OShaw: Oza Shaw, P.O. Box 13213, Edwardsville, KS 66113, United States (private address)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 85, MAPS 36, A293-A322 (2001)
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Photos from the Encyclopedia of Meteorites:
Don Edwards      
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Geography:

United States
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (33° 35'N, 99° 48'W)
     Recommended::   (33° 35'N, 99° 48'W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 311 approved meteorites from Texas, United States (plus 2 unapproved names) (plus 3 impact craters)
     This is 1 of 1834 approved meteorites from United States (plus 358 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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