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Abajo
Basic information Name: Abajo
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1982
Country: Mexico
Mass:help 331 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 62  (1984)  H5
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H5
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H5
Recommended:  H5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 7842 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 62:
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DISCOVERY OF THE ABAJO, MEXICO, STONY METEORITE

Name: ABAJO

Place of find: Near Cienega de Ceniceros de Abajo, Chihuahua, Mexico

26°48'N., 105°25'W.

Date of find: 1982

Class and type: Stone. Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H5). Olivine Fa18.9.

Number of individual

specimens: 2

Total weight: 332 g

Circumstances of find: A single, crusted, individual weighing 319 g and a further fragment of 12 g were found within the strewnfield of the Allende fall. The 319 g mass is now in the British Museum (Natural History).

Source: W. Zeitschel, Hanau, West Germany and A. L. Graham, Department of Mineralogy, British Museum (Natural History), London, UK.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 62, Meteoritics 19, 49-57 (1984)
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Geography:

Mexico
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (26° 48'N, 105° 25'W)
     Recommended::   (26° 48'N, 105° 25'W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 24 approved meteorites from Chihuahua, Mexico (plus 1 unapproved name)
     This is 1 of 100 approved meteorites from Mexico (plus 4 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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