|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
Mass: 810 g
This is 1 of 7788 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
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.
|References:||Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 32, Moscow (1964)|
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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