|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
Mass: 20 kg
This is 1 of 4938 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
Writeup from MB 83:
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.
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)
|References:||Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 83, MAPS 34, A169-A186 (1999)|
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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