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Basic information Name: Nadiabondi
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1956
Country: Burkina Faso
Mass:help 8.17 kg
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 7  (1958)  Chondrite
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H5
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H5
Recommended:  H5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 10264 approved meteorites (plus 18 unapproved names) classified as H5.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Writeup from MB 7:
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The place of fall or discovery: 5 km west of village of Nadiabondi, Diapaga Province, French East Sudan, φ = 12°N; λ = 1°E of Greenwich.

Date of fall or discovery:  fall, July 27, 1956, at approximately 19 h 30 m (L. T.)

Class and type: stony; chondrite.

The Number of individual specimens: 1; tetrahedral shape.

Total weight:  3665 gr; including fragments kept for study.

The circumstances of fall or discovery:  a bolide was observed which lit up the area for 5-6 seconds, over a radius of 25-40 km. The direction of the bolide's flight was from northeast to west (relative to Diapaga). Three blows were heard, and then a noise similar to that of an aircraft and, finally, the blow of the meteorite as it struck the ground. The meteorite was found on November 20, 5 km west of the village of Nadiabondi.  It entered the soil to a depth of 25 cm. The meteorite has been placed in the collection of the National Museum of Natural History in Paris.

Source: Bulletin des Meteorites Laboratoire de Minéralogie du Muséum National

Writeup from MB 20:
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Nadiabondi, new information

Two recent expeditions by Prof. U. Wenmenga (UOag) to the 1956 fall site in Burkina Faso have resulted in the discovery of ~350 new individuals, with a combined mass of 4.5 kg. Accurate coordinates are listed above.  New mineralogical information (J. Otto, Frei):  Fa19.4; pyroxene Fs17.7Wo1.2; shock stage S2; weathering grade W1.  New specimens:  UOag and Frei.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 7, Moscow (1958)
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 20, Moscow (1961)
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Burkina Faso
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (11° 57'N, 1° 31'E)
     Recommended::   (12°N, 1°E)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 56.5 km apart

     This is 1 of 2 approved meteorites from Gourma, Burkina Faso
     This is 1 of 10 approved meteorites from Burkina Faso
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