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Kaidun
Basic information Name: Kaidun
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1980
Country: Yemen
Mass:help 2 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 60  (1982)  C
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  CR
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  CR2
Recommended:  CR2    [explanation]

This is 1 of 149 approved meteorites classified as CR2.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites (type 2), CR chondrites, and Carbonaceous chondrites
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Writeup from MB 60:
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FALL OF THE KAIDUN, SOUTH YEMEN, STONY METEORITE

Name: KAIDUN

Place of fall: Near Kaidun [Khuraybah], South Yemen.

15°0'N., 48°18'E.

Date of fall: December 3, 1980, 0445 hrs. U.T.

Class and type: Stone. Carbonaceous chondrite.

Number of individual

specimens: 1

Total weight: 841.64 g

Circumstances of fall: A fireball was observed travelling from NW to SE. and a single stone was recovered from a small impact pit. The fireball was seen from a position 150 km NNW. of the fall-site. The date of fall reported in SEAN Bulletin, 1981, 6, no. 4 (January 7, 1981) is in error.

Source: R.L. Khotinok, Committee on Meteorites, Academy of Sciences of the USSR, Moscow, USSR.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 60, Meteoritics 17, 93-97 (1982)
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Yemen
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (15° 0'N, 48° 18'E)
     Recommended::   (15° 0'N, 48° 18'E)

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     This is the only approved meteorite from Hadhramaut, Yemen
     This is 1 of 3 approved meteorites from Yemen
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Synonyms: Kaydun (In NHM Cat)

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