Abee (meteorite)

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Abee meteorite
ETypeChondrite-AbeeEH4-RoyalOntarioMuseum-Jan18-09.jpg
TypeChondrite
ClassEnstatite chondrite
GroupEH4
CountryCanada
RegionAlberta
Coordinates54°14′19″N 113°01′20″W / 54.23861°N 113.02222°W / 54.23861; -113.02222Coordinates: 54°14′19″N 113°01′20″W / 54.23861°N 113.02222°W / 54.23861; -113.02222[1]
Observed fallYes
Fall date9 June 1952
Found date14 June 1952
TKW107 kilograms (236 lb)[1]
Abee meteorite.jpg
Small 1.26 g slice.
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Abee is an enstatite chondrite meteorite that fell on 9 June 1952 in Alberta, Canada.

History[edit]

The Abee meteorite fell at 11:05 p.m. on 9 June 1952. A stone of 107 kilograms (236 lb) was recovered from a 6 ft (1.8 m) deep crater.[2]

It was found five days later in Harry Buryn's wheat field located in the community of Abee, Alberta, Canada; which is located in Thorhild County, along the Canadian National Railway and Highway 63, 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) north of Thorhild and 49 kilometres (30 mi) from Boyle.

Classification[edit]

Abee is classified as an enstatite chondrite with a petrologic type 4, thus belonging to the group EH4.[1] It is the only example in the world of an EH4 impact-melt breccia meteorite.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Meteoritical Bulletin Database: Abee
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-08-19. Retrieved 2010-04-27.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ Abee Enstatite Chondrite

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