|Basic information||Name: Kabo|
This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1971
Mass: 13.4 kg
This is 1 of 5317 approved meteorites (plus 2 unapproved names) classified as H4. [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Writeup from MB 51:
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FALL OF THE KABO, NIGERIA, STONY METEORITE
Place of fall: Kabo, Gwarzo District, Kano State, Nigeria.
11° 50'N, 8° 09'E.
Date of fall: April 25, 1971, about 4:30 p.m. local time (1530 GMT).
Class and type: Stone. Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H5).
Number of individual specimens: 4
Total weight: More than 10 kg
Circumstances of fall: The shower occurred on a Sunday afternoon while farmers were in their fields. Sound directions and crater asymmetry indicated that the meteorite approached from the west. "Thunder-like sounds were heard consecutively and these were followed by the inclined descent of a reddish object with trails of cloudy smoke following it". During the following week the District Head collected the specimens and forwarded them to the Emir of Kano. One specimen was recovered in two pieces of about 3 kg each, one stone weighed over 5 kg, one almost 3 kg, and the smallest 0.9 kg.
Sources: Report of a field investigation by T. A. Badejoko, Department of Geology, University of Ibadan, Nigeria, forwarded by Professor M. 0. Oyawoye, Head of Department. Dr. Deborah E. Ajakaiye, Ahrnadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria. Report circulated by Smithsonian Institutions Center for Short-Lived Phenomena, Cambridge, Massachusetts (Event number 51-7, cards number 1218, 1236 and 1263 of May 24, June 9 and July 23, 1971).
|References:||Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 51, Meteoritics 7, 215-232 (1972)|
This is the only approved meteorite from Kano, Nigeria
This is 1 of 18 approved meteorites from Nigeria
Gwarzo (In NHM Cat)|
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