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Danebury
Basic information Name: Danebury
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1974
Country: United Kingdom
Mass:help 30 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 70  (1991)  H6
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H6
Recommended:  H6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 5058 approved meteorites (plus 3 unapproved names) classified as H6.   [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 70:
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Danebury

Hampshire, England

Found 1974, recognized 1989

Stone. Ordinary chondrite (H6)

A single mass of 30 g with weathered surface and no fusion crust was found by archaeologists excavating a site occupied from 800 B.C. to 50 B.C., located on a hill 9 km SSW of Andover. The Iron Age occupants had dug thousands of pits on the site. Many pits are about 1.5 m in depth and diameter and the meteorite came from the fill about halfway down one of them. Routine work in 1989 revealed that the stone has mafic minerals and Ni-bearing metal, which Chris Salter (Oxford University, Departments of Archaeology and Materials Science) interpreted as meteoritic. Classification, analysis, olivine Fa18; merrilite present; R. Hutchison, The Natural History Museum, London SW7 5BD, UK. This is the first British meteorite `find.' Main mass and thin section at Oxford University.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 70, Meteoritics 26, 68-69 (1991)
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Geography:

United Kingdom
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (51° 8' 20"N, 1° 32' 10"W)
     Recommended::   (51° 8' 20"N, 1° 32' 10"W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 14 approved meteorites from England, United Kingdom (plus 13 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 22 approved meteorites from United Kingdom (plus 23 unapproved names)
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