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Rock Springs
Basic information Name: Rock Springs
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2003
Country: United States
Mass:help 52.7 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 88  (2004)  L6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L6
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 11033 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)
Data from:
  MB88
  Table 3
  Line 19:
State/Prov/County:Sweetwater, WY
Origin or pseudonym:mud flat
Date:15 Feb 2003
Latitude:41°39.0'N
Longitude:109°1.5'W
Mass (g):52.7
Pieces:1
Class:L6
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):25.7
Classifier:A. Rubin, UCLA
Type spec mass (g):11.2
Type spec location:UCLA
Main mass:D. Freeman
Finder:D. Freeman
Institutions
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UCLA: Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1567, United States (institutional address; updated 17 Oct 2011)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 88, MAPS 39, A215-A272 (2004)
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Geography:

United States
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (41° 39' 0"N, 109° 1' 30"W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 14 approved meteorites from Wyoming, United States (plus 1 impact crater)
     This is 1 of 1835 approved meteorites from United States (plus 358 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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