|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
Mass: 2 kg
This is 1 of 135 approved meteorites classified as CR2. [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites (type 2), CR chondrites, and Carbonaceous chondrites
Writeup from MB 60:
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FALL OF THE KAIDUN, SOUTH YEMEN, STONY METEORITE
Place of fall: Near Kaidun [Khuraybah], South Yemen.
Date of fall: December 3, 1980, 0445 hrs. U.T.
Class and type: Stone. Carbonaceous chondrite.
Number of individual
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.
|References:||Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 60, Meteoritics 17, 93-97 (1982)|
This is the only approved meteorite from Hadhramaut, Yemen
This is 1 of 3 approved meteorites from Yemen
Kaydun (In NHM Cat)|
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