|Basic information||Name: Korra Korrabes|
This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1996
Mass: 140 kg
This is 1 of 539 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as H3. [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
Writeup from MB 85:
Found 1996 November
Ordinary chondrite (H3)
A 22 kg stone plus 11 smaller pieces totaling ~18 kg were found in 1996 November in a dry river bed by a farmer who was searching for Gibeon irons. People searching with metal detectors recovered hundreds of additional buried, more weathered pieces within 50 m of the original material since 2000 November, bringing the total mass to ~120–130 kg. The largest specimen was used in a garden wall until 2000 August. Classification and mineralogy (L. Ashwal, RAU): a breccia with ~10–20 vol% angular to irregular, relatively lightcolored clasts, varying in size up to ~3 cm across; olivine, Fa13.8–27.2 (n = 152); low-Ca pyroxene, Fs8.4–27.8 (n = 68); excellent preservation of glass in chondrules; shock stage, S1; weathering grade, W2. Specimens: main mass owned by Dr. R. McKenzie, WRP, Pty. Ltd, Pretoria, 0001 South Africa; type specimens, four pieces totaling 192.7 g, TM.
TM: Geoscience Museum, Transvaal Museum, P. O. Box 413, Pretoria 0001, South Africa (institutional address; updated 3 Mar 2011)
RAU: Rand Afrikaans University, P. O. Box 524, Auckland Park 2006, South Africa (institutional address)
|References:||Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 85, MAPS 36, A293-A322 (2001)|
This is 1 of 4 approved meteorites from Namaland, Namibia
This is 1 of 18 approved meteorites from Namibia (plus 1 impact crater)
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