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Hammadah al Hamra 237
Basic information Name: Hammadah al Hamra 237
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: HaH 237
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1997
Country: Libya
Mass:help 3.17 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 82  (1998)  CH
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  CH
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  CBb
Recommended:  CBb    [explanation]

This is 1 of 6 approved meteorites classified as CBb.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (type 3), CB chondrites, CH-CB family, and Metal-rich meteorites
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Writeup from MB 82:

Hammadah al Hamra 237

Libya

Found 1997 October 18

Carbonaceous chondrite (CH) or "Bencubbinite"

This meteorite has a high metal content of ~57 vol%.  Other constituents are chondrules and silicate fragments.  One CAI has been observed.  Classification and analysis (J. Zipfel, MPI):  Bulk composition:  69.6 wt% Fe, 2.48 ppm Ir, 0.14 ppm Au, 4.42 wt% Mg, 4.67 ppm Sc; for further details on grouping this meteorite with CH chondrites, see Zipfel et al. (1998a).  Weisberg et al. (1998) group this meteorite with Bencubbin.  Specimens:  type specimen and two polished sections, MPI; main mass with finder.

Data from:
  MB82
  Table 5
  Line 198:
Date:1997
Latitude:28°36.56'N
Longitude:13°02.95'E
Mass (g):3173
Pieces:1
Shock stage:S3
Weathering grade:W2
Classifier:J. Zipfel and F. Wlotzka (MPI),
Type spec location:MPI
Main mass:finder
Comments:A CH chondrite or a "Bencubbinite"; see separate entry for explanation
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MPI: Max-Planck-Institut für Chemie, Abteilung Kosmochemie, Postfach 3060, D-55020 Mainz, Germany; Website (institutional address; updated 7 Nov 2015)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 82, MAPS 33, A221-A240 (1998)
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Geography:

Libya
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (28° 37'N, 13° 3'E)
     Recommended::   (28° 36' 34"N, 13° 2' 57"E)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 0.8 km apart

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 161 approved meteorites from Ash Shati', Libya
     This is 1 of 1557 approved meteorites from Libya (plus 24 unapproved names) (plus 2 impact craters)
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