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Arbol Solo
Basic information Name: Arbol Solo
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1954
Country: Argentina
Mass:help 810 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 32  (1964)  Stone
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H5
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H5
Recommended:  H5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 7813 approved meteorites (plus 11 unapproved names) classified as H5.   [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 32:
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DISCOVERY OF ARBOL SOLO STONY METEORITE, ARGENTINA

Name: ARBOL SOLO.

The place of fall or discovery:  Arbol Solo (small village), Socoscora District, Belgrano Department, San Luis Province, Argentina.

Date of fall or discovery: FALL, September 11, 1954, 21 hrs.

Class and type: STONY.

Number of individual specimens: Many specimens (meteorite shower):

Total weight: Unknown.

Circumstances of the fall or discovery:  After intensive brilliance and a noise resembling a hailstorm, many stones meteorites were fallen; the trajectory of fall was from east to west. In the following morning, stones were found scattered, some of them in the yards of the houses, and in the corrals. Several stones remained in hands of particulars of the zone; specimen, some 600 grs. in the University of Cuyo, Mendoza; an individual specimen, 165 grs., in the L. O. Giacomelli Private Collection of Meteo­rites (Buenos Aires, Argentina).

Source: Report of Dr. L. O. Giacomelli (Buenos Aires, Argen­tina) in a letter VIII. 30 1964.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 32, Moscow (1964)
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Geography:

Argentina
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (33°S, 66°W)
     Recommended::   (33°S, 66°W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 4 approved meteorites from San Luis, Argentina
     This is 1 of 75 approved meteorites from Argentina (plus 9 unapproved names) (plus 2 impact craters)
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