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Ste. Marguerite
Basic information Name: Ste. Marguerite
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1962
Country: France
Mass:help 4.96 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 24  (1962)  Chondrite
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H4
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H4
Recommended:  H4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 5657 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 24:
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FALL OF SAINTE-MARGUERITE STONY METEORITE, FRANCE

Name: SAINTE -MARGUERITE

The place of fall or discovery: Ste Marguerite, Comines, Nord, France.

Date of fall or discovery: FALL, June 8, 1962, 18 hrs.

Class and type: STONY, chondrite.

Number of individual specimens: 1

Total weight: 4.95 kg (consists of fragments weighing 3.35 kg. + 600 gr. + 450 gr.+ 380 gr. + 125 gr.+ 45 gr.)

Circumstances of the fall or discovery: The meteorite was found by a peasant in a potato patch. It lay at the bottom of an elliptically shaped pit 45 crn. deep and 50 cm. in diameter; the length of the large axis, at an azimuth of 0°-250° counting from point north, is 65 cm. The front wall of the pit indicates the angle of fall of the meteorite to be 20°-30' to vertical.

Source: Report of Prof. J. Orcel (Paris, France) sent by Dr. E. Jeremine (Paris, France) to E. L. Krinov in a letter, July 7, 1962.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 24, Moscow (1962)
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Geography:

France
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (50° 46'N, 3° 0'E)
     Recommended::   (50° 46'N, 3° 0'E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 2 approved meteorites from Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
     This is 1 of 76 approved meteorites from France (plus 11 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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Synonymshelp: St. Marguerite (In NHM Cat)

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