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Bogou
Basic information Name: Bogou
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1962
Country: Burkina Faso?
Mass:help 8.8 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 25  (1962)  Iron
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  IAB
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  IAB-MG
Recommended:  Iron, IAB-MG    [explanation]

This is 1 of 85 approved meteorites classified as Iron, IAB-MG.   [show all]
Search for other: IAB complex irons, Metal-rich meteorites, and Iron meteorites
Writeuphelp
Writeup from MB 25:
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FALL OF BOGOU IRON METEORITE, UPPER VOLTA, AFRICA.

Name: BOGOU.

The place of fall or discovery: Near the village of Bogou, situated about 130 km nor­theast of Feda-N'Gourma, Upper Volta, Africa; φ =12°52' N, λ = 0°48' E.

Date of fall or discovery: FALL, August 14, 1962, approximately 10:00 A. M.

Class and type: IRON, octahedrite coarse.

Number of individual specimens: 1.

Total weight: 8.8 kg.

Circumstances of the fall or discovery:  The eye witness reports that a noise was heard similar to an airplane flying at high altitude. Seconds later, a second noise was heard, more muffled than the first then becoming a shrill sound like a rocket. About the time the sound reached its maximum, a flash was seen. A crater between 20 and 30 cm in radius, and about 50 cm, deep, was made. This meteorite is in Washington, USA, as a loan from the President Yameogo of Upper Volta.

Source: Report of Dr. E. P. Henderson (Washington, USA) to E. L. Krinov in a letter, XII, 4, 1962.

Buchwald The following entries were found for Bogou 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. 25, Moscow (1962)
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Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (12° 30'N, 0° 42'E)
     Recommended::   (12° 30'N, 0° 42'E)

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     This is the only approved meteorite from Gourma?, Burkina Faso?
     This is the only approved meteorite from Burkina Faso?
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