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Bhawad
Basic information Name: Bhawad
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 2002
Country: India
Mass:help 678 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 91  (2007)  LL6
Recommended:  LL6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 2790 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as LL6.   [show all]
Search for other: LL chondrites, LL chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 25 Sep 2006
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Writeup from MB 91:

Bhawad                                              26°3030′′N 73°0655′′E

Rajasthan, India

Fall: 6 June 2002, 18:00 local time

Ordinary chondrite (LL6)

History: A woman witnessed a single stone fall near Bhawad village, Rajasthan, India. No fireball was seen.

Physical characteristics: The crusted 11 × 6 × 7 cm stone weighs 678 g, and shows well-developed regmaglypts. Fusion crust is thinner over an irregular surface at one end, suggesting the stone broke up during passage through the atmosphere.

Petrography: (N. Bhandari, PRL) Chondrules are poorly preserved with ill-defined rims. Overall, the texture indicates a high degree of recrystallization.

Mineral compositions and geochemistry: (N. Bhandari, PRL) Olivine (Fa28), pyroxene (Fs23). Cosmogenic nuclides indicate the meteoroid had a pre-atmospheric radius of ~7.5 cm. Cosmic-ray exposure age, 16.3 ± 2.5 Ma.

Type specimen: The stone is located at the PRL.

Data from:
  MB91
  Table 5
  Line 1:
Date:2002 Jun 6
Latitude:26°30'30"N
Longitude:73°06'55"E
Mass (g):678
Pieces:1
Class:LL6
Classifier:N. Bhandari, PRL
Type spec mass (g):678
Type spec location:PRL
Main mass:PRL
Institutions
   and collections
PRL: Physical Research Laboratory, Navrangpura, Ahmedabad, 380 009, India; Website (institutional address; updated 6 Dec 2017)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 91, MAPS 42, 413-466 (2007)
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Geography:

India
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (26° 30' 30"N, 73° 6' 55"E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 16 approved meteorites from Rajasthan, India (plus 4 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 144 approved meteorites from India (plus 10 unapproved names) (plus 2 impact craters)
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