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Acapulco
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
Country: Mexico
Mass:help 1914 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 55  (1978)  Stone
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  Acapulcoite
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Acapulcoite
Recommended:  Acapulcoite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 58 approved meteorites classified as Acapulcoite.   [show all]
Search for other: Acapulcoites, Acapulcoite-lodranite family, and Primitive achondrites
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Writeup from MB 55:
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FALL OF THE ACAPULCO, MEXICO, STONY METEORITE

Name: ACAPULCO

Place of fall: El Quemado Colony, on the outskirts of Acapulco, State of Guerrero, Mexico.

16°53'N, 99°54'W.

Date of fall: August 11, 1976, at 11 a.m. local time.

Class and type: Stone.

Number of individual

specimens: 1

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.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 55, Meteoritics 13, 327-352 (1978)
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Geography:

Mexico
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (16° 53'N, 99° 54'W)
     Recommended::   (16° 53'N, 99° 54'W)

Statistics:
     This is the only approved meteorite from Guerrero, 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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Synonyms: El Quemado (In NHM Cat)

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