|Basic information||Name: Acapulco|
This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1976
Mass: 1914 g
This is 1 of 64 approved meteorites classified as Acapulcoite. [show all]
Search for other: Acapulcoites, Acapulcoite-lodranite family, and Primitive achondrites
Writeup from MB 55:
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FALL OF THE ACAPULCO, MEXICO, STONY METEORITE
Place of fall: El Quemado Colony, on the outskirts of Acapulco, State of Guerrero, Mexico.
Date of fall: August 11, 1976, at 11 a.m. local time.
Class and type: Stone.
Number of individual
Total weight: 1914 g
Circumstances of fall: The fall was collected by Sr. Leodegario Cardenas. He reported that "the bolide followed a west to east trajectory, producing a buzz similar to that of a small aeroplane and an impact like that of a cannon ball. It landed by 11 in the morning, and it was collected from a small crater, some 30 cm deep, 15 minutes later; the bush around was splashed radially away and the stone was cool." The coordinates are those of the fall site.
Source: Dr. G. Sanchez Rubio, Instituto de Geologia, Universitad Nacional Autonoma, Apartado Postal 70-296, Ciudad Universitaria, Mexico 20. D.F. Mexico. Reported in Scientific Event Alert Network (SEAN) Bulletin 1978, 3, No. 1, p. 10.
|References:||Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 55, Meteoritics 13, 327-352 (1978)|
This is the only approved meteorite from Guerrero, Mexico (plus 1 unapproved name)
This is 1 of 102 approved meteorites from Mexico (plus 4 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
El Quemado (In NHM Cat)|
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