|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: 38 kg
This is 1 of 6 approved meteorites classified as Iron, IIG. [show all]
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NEW BELLSBANK IRON METEORITE, SOUTH AFRICA
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.]
|References:||Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 21, Moscow (1961)|
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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