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Bellsbank
Basic information Name: Bellsbank
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1955
Country: South Africa
Mass:help 38 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 21  (1961)  Iron
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  Iron-ung
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  IIG
Recommended:  Iron, IIG    [explanation]

This is 1 of 6 approved meteorites classified as Iron, IIG.   [show all]
Search for other: IIG irons, Metal-rich meteorites, and Iron meteorites
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Writeup from MB 21:
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NEW BELLSBANK IRON METEORITE, SOUTH AFRICA

Name: BELLSBANK.

The place of fall or discovery:  Bellsbank, 43 km from Barkly - West, Union of South Africa.

Date of fall or discovery: FOUND, 1955.

Class and type: IRON, hexahedrite.

Number of individual specimens: 1.

Total weight: 38 kg.

Circumstances of the fall or discovery: The meteorite was dug out of the ground.

Source: Paper by M. I. Dyakonova on article: D. Groeneveld. A new iron meteorite from Bellsbank, Barkly - West District. Trans. and Proc. Geol. Soc. S. Africa, 1959, 62, 75-80.

Buchwald The following entries were found for Bellsbank in Buchwald (1975)
[Buchwald, Vagn F. (1975) Handbook of Iron Meteorites. University of California Press, 1418 pp.]
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 21, Moscow (1961)
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Geography:

South Africa
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (28° 5'S, 24° 5'E)
     Recommended::   (28° 5'S, 24° 5'E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 9 approved meteorites from Northern Cape, South Africa (plus 1 unapproved name)
     This is 1 of 46 approved meteorites from South Africa (plus 2 unapproved names) (plus 4 impact craters)
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