|Basic information||Name: Bogou|
This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1962
Country: Burkina Faso?
Mass: 8.8 kg
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Writeup from MB 25:
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FALL OF BOGOU IRON METEORITE, UPPER VOLTA, AFRICA.
The place of fall or discovery: Near the village of Bogou, situated about 130 km northeast of Feda-N'Gourma, Upper Volta, Africa; φ =12°52' N, λ = 0°48' E.
Date of fall or discovery: FALL, August 14, 1962, approximately 10:00 A. M.
Class and type: IRON, octahedrite coarse.
Number of individual specimens: 1.
Total weight: 8.8 kg.
Circumstances of the fall or discovery: The eye witness reports that a noise was heard similar to an airplane flying at high altitude. Seconds later, a second noise was heard, more muffled than the first then becoming a shrill sound like a rocket. About the time the sound reached its maximum, a flash was seen. A crater between 20 and 30 cm in radius, and about 50 cm, deep, was made. This meteorite is in Washington, USA, as a loan from the President Yameogo of Upper Volta.
Source: Report of Dr. E. P. Henderson (Washington, USA) to E. L. Krinov in a letter, XII, 4, 1962.
|Buchwald||The following entries were found for Bogou in Buchwald (1975)
[Buchwald, Vagn F. (1975) Handbook of Iron Meteorites. University of California Press, 1418 pp.]
|References:||Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 25, Moscow (1962)|
This is the only approved meteorite from Gourma?, Burkina Faso?
This is the only approved meteorite from Burkina Faso?
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