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Ourique
Basic information Name: Ourique
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1998
Country: Portugal
Mass:help 20 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 83  (1999)  H4
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H4
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H4
Recommended:  H4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 4613 approved meteorites (plus 2 unapproved names) classified as H4.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7), H chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites
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Writeup from MB 83:

Ourique

Beja, Portugal

Fell 1998 December 28 (00:50 UT)

Ordinary chondrite (H4)

Many stones with a total mass probably near 20 kg were recovered along a rural path after a brilliant fireball and loud noises were observed by several people. Antonio Silva recovered the first fragments two days after the fall and, subsequently, local villagers recovered other pieces.  The meteorite made an elliptical crater (60 ´ 30 cm, 20 cm deep), and most fragments were found within 55 m of the others. Mineralogy and classification (J. F. Monteiro, ULis): olivine, Fa18.3; pyroxene, Fs16.4; chondritic structure well developed. Specimens: 2.6 kg, MNHNL; type specimens, ~2 kg, ULis.

Institutions
   and collections
ULis: Departamento de Geologia, FCUL, Universidade de Lisboa, Edificio C-2, Campo Grande 1700, Lisbon, Portugal (institutional address)
MNHNL: Museu Nacional de Historia Natural, R. da Escola Politecnica, 158, 1200 Lisbon, Portugal (institutional address)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 83, MAPS 34, A169-A186 (1999)
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Fernando Barriga   
Matteo Chinellato   
Mike Farmer   
of one of the finder, Manuel de Brito   
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David L. Ribeca   
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Geography:

Portugal
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (37° 36' 30"N, 8° 16' 48"W)
     Recommended::   (37° 36' 30"N, 8° 16' 48"W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 2 approved meteorites from Beja, Portugal
     This is 1 of 8 approved meteorites from Portugal (plus 1 unapproved name)
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