Denver Meteorite: A New Fall

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Science  24 May 1968:
Vol. 160, Issue 3830, pp. 878-879
DOI: 10.1126/science.160.3830.878


A meteorite, a single stone weighing 230 grams, was discovered in the roof of a warehouse on 17 July 1967; evidently it fell during the preceding week. The warehouse is on the northeast edge of Denver, Colorado; coordinates, 39°46'57''N, 104°55'50''W. This is the first recovered fresh fall in the United States since the Bells (Texas) meteorite of 9 September 1961. The composition and structure are those of an olivine-hypersthene chondrite.

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