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Namib Desert
Basic information Name: Namib Desert
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1979
Country: Namibia
Mass:help 1000 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 59  (1981)  Chondrite
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H4
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H4
Recommended:  H4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 5954 approved meteorites (plus 2 unapproved names) classified as H4.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
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Writeup from MB 59:
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DISCOVERY OF THE NAMIB DESERT, NAMIBIA, STONY METEORITE

Name: NAMIB DESERT

Place of find: Between Sossusvlei and the Witteberg, Namibia.

24°45'S., 15°22'E.

Date of find: April 22, 1979

Class and type: Stone. Chondrite, type 4.

Number of individual

specimens: 1

Total weight: 1 kg approximately

Circumstances of find: Not reported.

Source: Dr. E. Holm, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 59, Meteoritics 16, 193-199 (1981)
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Geography:

Namibia
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (24° 45'S, 15° 22'E)
     Recommended::   (24° 45'S, 15° 22'E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 5 approved meteorites from Swakopmund, Namibia
     This is 1 of 18 approved meteorites from Namibia (plus 1 impact crater)
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