Hope Creek, Alaska, LL6 Chondrite Meteorite
Location: Hope Creek, Fairbanks Northstar Borough, Alaska, USA, (65º23'N 146º16'W)
Found: Summer 1998
Classification: Ordinary chondrite (LL6)
Description: A 9.83 kg stone was found with a metal detector by Chris Shaw while he was prospecting for gold in a creek. Classification and mineralogy (M. McGehee, G. Huss, ASU): breccia; olivine, Fa29; pyroxene, Fs20.7; shock stage, S3 (light-colored clasts), S4 (dark-colored host); weathering grade, W2. Specimens: main mass, 5.74 kg, with finder; ~2 kg, A. Shaw; ~2 kg, O. Shaw; 46.2 g, AMNH; 41.8 g, UCLA; 32.6 g, ASU.(From the Meteoritical Bulletin No. 84, 2000).
Note: It has been reported on good authority that Hope Creek may be a Texas meteorite that was transported and misreported to the Meteoritical Society.
|# HCR6-4||# HCR8-6||# HCR11-4|
|Weight: 6.4 gm||Weight: 8.6 gm||Weight: 11.4 gm|
|Features: Part Slice||Features: Part Slice||Features: End|
|Price: sold||Price: sold||Price: sold|