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Bledsoe
Basic information Name: Bledsoe
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1970
Country: United States
Mass:help 30.5 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 52  (1974)  Chondrite
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H4
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H4
Recommended:  H4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 5779 approved meteorites (plus 2 unapproved names) classified as H4.   [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 52:
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DISCOVERY OF THE BLEDSOE, TEXAS, STONY METEORITE

Name: BLEDSOE

Place of find: Bledsoe, Cochran County, Texas.

33°35.5'N, 103°1.6'W.

Date of find: 1970

Class and type: Stone. Chondrite.

Number of individual specimens: 1

Total weight: 30.5 kg

Circumstances of find: The meteorite was struck by a "chisel" type plow at a depth of about 18" to 20" during deepbreaking operation in the sandy soil of west Texas.

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

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 52, Meteoritics 9, 101-121 (1974)
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Geography:

United States
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (33° 35' 30"N, 103° 1' 36"W)
     Recommended::   (33° 35' 30"N, 103° 1' 36"W)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 1.1 m apart

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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