|Basic information||Name: Kilabo|
This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 2002
Mass: 19 kg
This is 1 of 2615 approved meteorites classified as LL6. [show all]
Search for other: LL chondrites, LL chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Writeup from MB 87:
Fell 2002 July 21, 19:30 hrs local time
Ordinary chondrite (LL6)
Mr. Mallam Yahava Muhammad of Hadejia, Nigeria, observed a brilliant fireball moving south to north. Two loud detonations were heard several minutes later. Mr. Mallam Audu and several neighbours in Kilabo heard the stone fall and later recovered it. The meteorite was found in the crater measuring 35 cm wide by 20 cm deep in sandy soil. The meteorite had fragmented on impact into many pieces, the largest of which was 2.2 kg. A total weight of ~19 kg was recovered. Stones were recovered in five villages in the region, with the largest piece in Kilabo. Classification (P. Sipiera, Harper; M. Zolensky, JSC): olivine, Fa31.1, CaO <0.09, predominantly <0.05. Low Ca-pyroxene, Fs27.1 PMD = 0.02. Abundant coarse-grained plagioclase, mainly An84Or5, ranges from An61Or25 to An86Or3. Coarse-grained diopside and troilite are abundant; pentlandite is a minor phase. The meteorite is brecciated, with thick black shock veins present. Shock stage is S3, weathering grade is W0. Specimens: type specimen, 30 g, PSF; main mass Mr Avraham Wysznski, SIMAT USA Inc., New York, NY, USA.
JSC: Mailcode KT, 2101 NASA Parkway, NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX 77058, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 3 Sep 2013)
PSF: Planetary Studies Foundation,10 Winterwood Lane, Unit B, Galena, Illinois 61036-9283, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 1 Dec 2011)
Harper: Planetary Studies Foundation,10 Winterwood Lane, Unit B, Galena, Illinois 61036-9283, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 1 Dec 2011)
|References:||Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 87, MAPS 38, A189-A248 (2003)|
This is the only approved meteorite from Jigawa, Nigeria
This is 1 of 18 approved meteorites from Nigeria
Kilbabo (From MetBase)|
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