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Circle Back
Basic information Name: Circle Back
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1977
Country: United States
Mass:help 2.27 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 62  (1984)  L6
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L6
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 10924 approved meteorites (plus 6 unapproved names) classified as L6.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
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Writeup from MB 62:
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DISCOVERY OF THE CIRCLE BACK, USA, STONY METEORITE

Name: CIRCLE BACK

Place of find: Circle Back, Bailey County, Texas, USA.

34°1'41"N., 102°40'48"W.

Date of find: 1977

Class and type: Stone. Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6). Olivine Fa26 2.

Number of individual

specimens: 1

Total weight: 2268 g

Circumstances of find: Not reported.

Source: G.I Huss, P.O. Box 2098, Denver, Colorado 80201, USA.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 62, Meteoritics 19, 49-57 (1984)
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Photos from the Encyclopedia of Meteorites:
Don Edwards   
Geography:

United States
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (34° 1' 41"N, 102° 40' 48"W)
     Recommended::   (34° 1' 41"N, 102° 40' 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 1824 approved meteorites from United States (plus 349 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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