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Tulia (a)    (17,010g)

Tulia (a) (17,010g)

Name: Tulia (a)
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1917
Country: United States
Mass: 86 kg


Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 61  (1983)  H5
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H3-4
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H3-4
Recommended:    H3-4



Name: TULIA (b)

Place of find: Swisher County, Texas, USA.

34°32'N., 101°42'W.

Date of find: 1917, recognized 1982

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

Number of individual

specimens: 2, plus others

Total weight: 2153 g, plus

Circumstances of find: Collected by H. Nininger in 1917 and obtained from him by the Field Museum, Chicago, in 1940. Found to be distinct from the Tulia originally reported as an H5 chondrite.

Source: E. Olsen, Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, Illinois, USA.

Note: The original Tulia should now be called Tulia (a). Specimens in collec­tions labelled Tulia may be Tulia (b). Tulia (a) as described by C. Palache and J.T. Lonsdale, Am. J. Sci., 1927, 13, 353, has been reclassified as H3-4, A.L. Graham, priv. comm. 1982.


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