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Nuevo Mercurio
Basic information Name: Nuevo Mercurio
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1978
Country: Mexico
Mass:help 50 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 57  (1980)  H5
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H5
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H5
Recommended:  H5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 9655 approved meteorites (plus 16 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)
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Writeup from MB 57:
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FALL OF THE NUEVO MERCURIO, MEXICO, STONY METEORITE

Name: NUEVO MERCURIO

Place of fall: About 10 km N. of the village of Nuevo Mercurio, Zacatecas, Mexico, 250 km SW. of Monterrey.

24.30°N., 102.13°W., coordinates of the centre of the strewn-field.

Date of fall: December 15, 1978, 1850 hrs.

Class and type: Stone. Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H5). Olivine Fa17.3.

Number of individual

specimens: More than 300.

Total weight: Not known, over 5 kg recovered to date.

Circumstances of fall: A bright fireball, traveling NE. to SW. and visible over a radius of at least 200 km, exploded over north-central Mexico and scattered meteorites over an elliptical area more than 10 km in length.

Source: Prof. R. Trevino, Escobedo 336 Sur, Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. See also K. Fredriksson et al., 1979. The Nuevo Mercurio, Mexico, chondrite. Meteoritics 14, abs.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 57, Meteoritics 15, 93-104 (1980)
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Geography:

Mexico
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (24° 18'N, 102° 8'W)
     Recommended::   (24° 18'N, 102° 8'W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 14 approved meteorites from Zacatecas, Mexico
     This is 1 of 111 approved meteorites from Mexico (plus 4 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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