|Basic information||Name: Bur-Abor|
This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1997
Mass: 290 kg
This is 1 of 300 approved meteorites classified as Iron, IIIAB. [show all]
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Writeup from MB 84:
Northeastern province, Kenya
Found 1997 November 27
Iron, medium octahedrite (IIIAB)
About 50 fragments totaling 280–300 kg, the largest weighing >250 kg, were found by a family after they heard an explosion and saw a cloud of dust. Nearby banana trees were broken, and some contained embedded metal shards. However, the recovered iron meteorite is too weathered to be consistent with a recent date of fall. Description (M. Genge, NHM) and composition (J. Wasson, UCLA): band width, 0.95 mm; Widmanstätten structure exposed on outer surface; Ni content of kamacite, 6 ± 0.5 wt%; bulk metal, Co = 0.513 wt%, Ni = 7.99 wt%; Ga = 20.9 ppm; As = 6.24 ppm; Ir = 0.774 ppm, Au = 0.83 ppm. Specimens: main mass, Mr. Hassan Liban Ahmed, 162 Wentworth Road, Southall, Middlesex, UB2 5TX United Kingdom; 200 g, NMH.
NHM: Department of Mineralogy, The Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD, United Kingdom; Website (institutional address; updated 9 Dec 2011)
UCLA: Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1567, United States (institutional address; updated 17 Oct 2011)
|References:||Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 84, MAPS 35, A199-A225 (2000)|
This is the only approved meteorite from North-Eastern, Kenya
This is 1 of 6 approved meteorites from Kenya (plus 1 unapproved name)
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