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Etosha
Basic information Name: Etosha
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1970
Country: Namibia
Mass:help 110.7 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 53  (1975)  IC
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  IC
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  IC
Recommended:  Iron, IC    [explanation]

This is 1 of 11 approved meteorites classified as Iron, IC.   [show all]
Search for other: IC irons, Iron meteorites, and Metal-rich meteorites
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Writeup from MB 53:
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DISCOVERY OF THE ETOSHA, SOUTH WEST AFRICA, IRON METEORITE

Name: ETOSHA

Place of find: Etosha game reserve, NW of Tsumeb, South West Africa.

Approximately 18°30'S, 16°E.

Date of find: Not known.

Class and type: Iron. Coarse octahedrite (IC).

Number of individual specimens: 1

Total weight: 110.7 kg

Circumstances of find: The meteorite was found by the Reverend Van Reysen near the Etosha game reserve, and presented to the University of Potchefstroom.

Sources: C. Frick and E. C. I. Hammerbeck. 1973. Catalogue of South African and South West African meteorites. Bulletin of the Geological Survey of South Africa 57, 16. E. R. D. Scott and John T. Wasson. 1975. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, in press.

Buchwald The following entries were found for Etosha in Buchwald (1975)
[Buchwald, Vagn F. (1975) Handbook of Iron Meteorites. University of California Press, 1418 pp.]
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 53, Meteoritics 10, 133-158 (1975)
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Geography:

Namibia
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (18° 30'S, 16° 0'E)
     Recommended::   (18° 30'S, 16° 0'E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 2 approved meteorites from Owambo, Namibia
     This is 1 of 18 approved meteorites from Namibia (plus 1 impact crater)
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