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Nejo
Basic information Name: Nejo
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1970
Country: Ethiopia
Mass:help 2.45 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 50  (1971)  L
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L6
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 11509 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)
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Writeup from MB 50:
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FALL OF THE NEJO, ETHIOPIA, STONY METEORITE

Name: NEJO

Place of fall: 16 km due west of Nejo, near the village of Jarso, Wollega Province, Ethiopia.

9° 30'N, 35° 20'E.

Date of fall: May 11, 1970, 11h30m local time.

Class and type: Stony. Olivine-hypersthene chondrite.

Number of individual specimens: 1

Total weight: 2.4 kg

Circumstances of fall: High-pitched noise indicated that three objects passed over Jarso heading north-northwest. One fell hitting the ground at the same time an explosion was heard. The object was not burning nor brilliant, and it produced a hole 25 cm in diameter and 30 cm deep in hard soil. Three pieces were recovered by Professor Pierre Gouin: 2.3 kg, 139 g and 17 g. Estimated impact weight of individual, 4-4.5 kg.

Source: Professor Pierre Gouin, Director, Geophysical Observatory, Haile Sellassie I University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Information obtained through the Smithsonian Institution Center for ShortLived Phenomena, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Additional information: A detailed petrographic investigation is being undertaken by Dr. Bill Moreton, Geology Department, Haile Sellassie I University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. A brief descriptive report is in press: Roy S. Clarke, Jr., Eugene Jarosewich, and Joseph Nelen (1971) The Nejo, Ethiopia, Meteorite. In Mineral Science Investigations 1969-1971, W. G. Melson (Editor), Smithsonian Contributions to the Earth Sciences, No. 9.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 50, Meteoritics 6, 111-124 (1971)
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Geography:

Ethiopia
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (9° 30'N, 35° 20'E)
     Recommended::   (9° 30'N, 35° 20'E)

Statistics:
     This is the only approved meteorite from Welega, Ethiopia
     This is 1 of 6 approved meteorites from Ethiopia
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Synonymshelp: Jarso (In NHM Cat)
Walaga (In NHM Cat)
Wollega (In NHM Cat)

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