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Mayo Belwa
Basic information Name: Mayo Belwa
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1974
Country: Nigeria
Mass:help 4.85 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 55  (1978)  Enst achondrite
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  Aubrite
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Aubrite
Recommended:  Aubrite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 63 approved meteorites classified as Aubrite.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Aubrites, Enstatite achondrites, and Enstatite-rich meteorites
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Writeup from MB 55:
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FALL OF THE MAYO BELWA, NIGERIA, STONY METEORITE

Name: MAYO BELWA

Place of fall: Adamawa district, Nigeria.

8°58'N., 12°05'E.

Date of fall: August 3, 1974.

Class and type: Stone. Enstatite achondrite.

Number of individual

specimens: 1

Total weight: 4.85 kg

Circumstances of fall: A fireball was seen by herdsmen and sounds were heard over an area extending to 25 km from the impact site. The stone was sent to the Geological Survey of Nigeria and smelt strongly of sulphur when first received.

Source: A.L. Graham, A.J. Easton and R. Hutchison, 1977. The Mayo Belwa meteorite: a new enstatite achondrite fall. Mineralog. Mag. 41, 487-492.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 55, Meteoritics 13, 327-352 (1978)
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Geography:

Nigeria
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (8° 58'N, 12° 5'E)
     Recommended::   (8° 58'N, 12° 5'E)

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     This is 1 of 2 approved meteorites from Adamawa, Nigeria
     This is 1 of 20 approved meteorites from Nigeria
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