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Korra Korrabes
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
Country: Namibia
Mass:help 140 kg
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H3
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 85  (2001)  H3
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H3
Recommended:  H3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 707 approved meteorites (plus 2 unapproved names) 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:

Korra Korrabes

Namaland, Namibia

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.

Data from:
  Table 2
  Line 13:
State/Prov/County:Namaland, Namibia
Origin or pseudonym:Dry river
Date:Nov 1996
Mass (g):>120 kg
   and collections
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)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 85, MAPS 36, A293-A322 (2001)
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     This is 1 of 4 approved meteorites from Namaland, Namibia
     This is 1 of 39 approved meteorites from Namibia (plus 1 impact crater)
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