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Tambakwatu
Basic information Name: Tambakwatu
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1975
Country: Indonesia
Mass:help 10.5 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 58  (1980)  L6
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L6
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 10550 approved meteorites (plus 3 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 58:
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FALL OF THE TAMBAKWATU, INDONESIA, STONY METEORITE

Name: TAMBAKWATU

Place of fall: Near the village of Tambakwatu, Java, Indonesia.

7°45'S., 112°46'E., approx.

Date of fall: February 14, 1975, before midnight.

Class and type: Stone. Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6). Olivine Fa23.8, pyrox­ene Fs20.4.

Number of individual

specimens: 1

Total weight: 10.5 kg.

Circumstances of fall: Seen to fall in the countryside of the Purwosari district. Recovered later by the Jakarta Planetarium.

Source: S. Darsa, Planetarium and Observatory, Jakarta, Indonesia and K. Fredriksson, Department of Mineral Sciences, Smithsonian Institution, Washing­ton, DC 20560, U.S.A.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 58, Meteoritics 15, 235-240 (1980)
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Geography:

Indonesia
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (7° 45'S, 112° 46'E)
     Recommended::   (7° 45'S, 112° 46'E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 7 approved meteorites from Jawa Timur, Indonesia
     This is 1 of 19 approved meteorites from Indonesia (plus 1 unapproved name)
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