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Maromandia
Basic information Name: Maromandia
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 2002
Country: Madagascar
Mass:help 6 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 88  (2004)  L5
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L6
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 10979 approved meteorites (plus 6 unapproved names) classified as L6.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Revised 11 Jul 2007: Lat and long were reversed and name was wrong
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Writeup from MB 88:

Maromandia

Madagascar

Fell 2002 July 5 6:30pm local time

Ordinary Chondrite (L5)

A local man saw the meteorite fall into a rice paddy and woods 80 km north of Antsohihy, not far from the Highway N6. Two pieces were recovered, the first weighing ~5 kg, the second ~1 kg.  Classification (S. Pym, S. Russell, NHM): A few chondrules are well-defined, many have rims and some contain metal/sulphide granules.  Apparent chondrule size is 0.46 mm-4 mm.  The matrix is mostly fine-grained, some areas are slightly coarser-grained with larger olivine crystals. Shock stage is S3. Olivine Fa24, low-Ca pyroxene Fs21 Wo1. Specimens: type specimen 21 g and a thin section, NHM

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NHM: Department of Mineralogy, The Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD, United Kingdom; Website (institutional address; updated 9 Dec 2011)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 88, MAPS 39, A215-A272 (2004)
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Geography:

Madagascar
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (14° 12'S, 48° 6'E)
Note: the MetBase and recommended coordinates are 4884.8 km apart

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     This is the only approved meteorite from Mahajanga, Madagascar
     This is 1 of 2 approved meteorites from Madagascar
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Synonymshelp: Maromaridia (Synonym was an incorrect entry in this database)

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