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Bronco
Basic information Name: Bronco
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1971
Country: United States
Mass:help 972 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 58  (1980)  Chondrite
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H4
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  OC
Recommended:  OC    [explanation]

This is 1 of 76 approved meteorites (plus 3 unapproved names) classified as OC.   [show all]
Search for other: Ordinary chondrites
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Writeup from MB 58:
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DISCOVERY OF THE BRONCO, USA, STONY METEORITE

Name: BRONCO

Place of find: 9 km NE of Bronco, Yoakum County, Texas, USA

33°17'N., 102°58'W.

Date of find: 1971

Class and type: Stone. Chondrite.

Number of individual

specimens: 5

Total weight: 972 g.

Circumstances of find: Five small, heavily weathered, stones were found. They are presumed to belong to the same fall. The largest weighed 590 g and is in Los Angeles. The other four stones, totalling 382 g are in the Huss Collection.

Source: J.T. Wasson, private communication.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 58, Meteoritics 15, 235-240 (1980)
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Geography:

United States
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (33° 17'N, 102° 58'W)
     Recommended::   (33° 17'N, 102° 58'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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