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Ruhobobo
Basic information Name: Ruhobobo
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1976
Country: Rwanda
Mass:help 466 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 55  (1978)  Chondrite
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L6
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 11997 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 55:
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FALL OF THE RUHOBOBO, RWANDA, STONY METEORITE

Name: RUHOBOBO

Place of fall: In the settlement of Ruhubobo, Commune Cyeru Ruhengeri Prefecture, Rwanda.

01°27'S., 29°50'E.

Date of fall: October 13, 1976 at about 1630 hrs.

Class and type: Stone. Chondrite.

Number of individual

specimens: 1

Total weight: 465.5 g

Circumstances of fall: After detonations and a noise resembling that of a jet plane, the meteorite fell close by two native girls. The stone was recovered from a small hole 15-20 cm deep in soft soil.

Source: Dr. Hans Klob, Service Geologique du Rwanda, Kigali, Rwanda.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 55, Meteoritics 13, 327-352 (1978)
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Geography:

Rwanda
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (1° 27'S, 29° 50'E)
     Recommended::   (1° 27'S, 29° 50'E)

Statistics:
     This is the only approved meteorite from Ruhengeri, Rwanda
     This is the only approved meteorite from Rwanda
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