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Maltahöhe
Basic information Name: Maltahöhe
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1991
Country: Namibia
Mass:help 22.27 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 71  (1991)  IIICD
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  IIICD
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  IAB-sLM
Recommended:  Iron, IAB-sLM    [explanation]

This is 1 of 12 approved meteorites classified as Iron, IAB-sLM.   [show all]
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Maltahohe

Great Namaland, Namibia

Found 1991

Iron. Medium octahedrite (IIICD).

A single mass of 22.272 kg was found in a mountainous region 7 km west of Maltahohe. Classification and analysis, Ni 10.7%, Ir 0.24 ppm, Ga 26 ppm, As 19 ppm, John T. Wasson, Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90024-1567, USA. Contains cm-sized silicate inclusions. Information and main mass, Marlin D. Cilz, Box 1063, Malta, MT 59538, USA.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 71, Meteoritics 26, 255-262 (1991)
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Geography:

Namibia
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (24° 55'S, 16° 59'E)
     Recommended::   (24° 55'S, 16° 59'E)

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     This is the only approved meteorite from Maltahohe, Namibia
     This is 1 of 18 approved meteorites from Namibia (plus 1 impact crater)
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