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Geidam
Basic information Name: Geidam
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1950
Country: Nigeria
Mass:help 725 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 20  (1961)  Chondrite
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H5
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H5
Recommended:  H5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 9575 approved meteorites (plus 11 unapproved names) classified as H5.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
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Writeup from MB 20:
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NEW GEIDAM STONY METEORITE. NIGERIA

Name: GEIDAM.

The place of fall or discovery: near village of Saro, Seidam dis­trict, Bornu province, Nigeria.

Date of fall or discovery: FALL, June 6, 1950.

Class and type: STONY, light-grey chondrite.

The number of individual specimens: 1.

Total weight: 725 gr.

The circumstances of the fall or discovery: ?

Source: Article: W.N.Macleod, R.Walls. Notes on Meteo­rites from Nigeria. Rec. Geol. Surv. Nigeria, 1958. London, 1960, 21-26.


Writeup from MB 30:
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GEIDAM, Nigeria; φ = 13°N, λ = 11°52'E.

FELL July 6, 1950, 0.72 kg.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 20, Moscow (1961)
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 30, Moscow (1964)
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Geography:

Nigeria
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (12° 55'N, 11° 55'E)
     Recommended::   (12° 55'N, 11° 55'E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 3 approved meteorites from Yobe, Nigeria
     This is 1 of 20 approved meteorites from Nigeria
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Synonymshelp: Seidam (In NHM Cat)

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