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Gaines County Park
Basic information Name: Gaines County Park
     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 13.7 kg
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 72  (1992)  H5
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H5
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H5
Recommended:  H5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 11607 approved meteorites (plus 23 unapproved names) classified as H5.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Writeup from MB 72:
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Gaines County Park

Gaines County, Texas, USA

Found October 1977

Stone. Ordinary chondrite (H5)

A highly weathered mass of 30.5 lbs. (13.7 kg) was found during plowing in a grain field by J. C. Snadgrass, about 9 km west of Gaines County Park. Classification and analysis, olivine Fa18.6, C. F. Lewis, Center for Meteorite Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona 85287, USA. Equal parts of the main mass are in the collection of Blaine Reed, Durango, Colorado 81301, USA and in the American Meteorite Laboratory, Denver, Colorado 80201, USA. Information by Blaine Reed.

References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 72, Meteoritics 27, 109-117 (1992)
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United States
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (32° 50'N, 102° 44'W)
     Recommended::   (32° 50'N, 102° 44'W)

     This is 1 of 317 approved meteorites from Texas, United States (plus 2 unapproved names) (plus 3 impact craters)
     This is 1 of 1929 approved meteorites from United States (plus 866 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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