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New Halfa
Basic information Name: New Halfa
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1994
Country: Sudan
Mass:help 12 kg
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 78  (1995)  L4
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L4
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L4
Recommended:  L4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 2073 approved meteorites (plus 5 unapproved names) classified as L4.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Writeup from MB 78:

New Halfa

Atbara Province, Kassala, Sudan

Fell 1994 November 8, 5:30 local time

Ordinary chondrite (L4, S3)

The fall occurred near village No. 9, 15 km NE of New Halfa and was witnessed by Khalil Mohamed Khalil and Ibrahim Hamed from this village. Seven larger specimens, ranging from 5 kg to 100 g, and many small ones were collected by the Geological Research Authority of the Sudan. The total recovered mass was ~12 kg. Classification and analysis: olivine Fa23.5; pyroxene Fs19.4; light/dark structure and black veins; M. Schliestedt, Institute of Mineralogy, University of Hannover, D-30167 Hannover, Germany, and R. Bartoschewitz, Lehmweg 53, D-38518 Gifhorn, Germany. The main mass is located at the Geological Research Authority of the Sudan, Kharthoum. Research specimen and information: R. Bartoschewitz.

Writeup from MB 108:
Correction New Halfa

Meteoritical Bulletin 78 incorrectly described the locality of the fall. It actually occurred near Village No. 19 of the New Halfa agricultural scheme in Sudan.
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 78, Meteoritics 30, 792-796 (1995)
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 108 (2020) Meteorit. Planet. Sci. 55, 1146-1150
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     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (15° 22'N, 35° 41'E)
     Recommended::   (15° 22'N, 35° 41'E)

     This is 1 of 2 approved meteorites from Ash Sharqiyah, Sudan
     This is 1 of 12 approved meteorites from Sudan (plus 1 unapproved name)
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