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Hoima
Basic information Name: Hoima
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 2003
Country: Uganda
Mass:help 167.7 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 91  (2007)  H6-br
Recommended:  H6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 5674 approved meteorites (plus 3 unapproved names) classified as H6.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 28 Mar 2007
Revised 30 Oct 2007: year was wrong in database
Writeuphelp
Writeup from MB 91:

Hoima                                           1°2042.0′′N, 31°2822.0′′E

Hoima, Uganda

Fall: 30 March 2003, 13:00 (local time)

Ordinary chondrite (H6 breccia)

History: Several meteor fragments were seen to fall in the Hoima district near Butema along the Hoima-Kampala road in Uganda on 30 March 2003 around 13:00 local time. Originally two fragments were recovered, but one was subsequently lost. The remaining 167.7 g stone is partly covered with fusion crust.

Petrography: (A. Greshake, MNB) The stone has an overall recrystallized texture, and a few poorly defined chondrules were observed.

Mineral chemistry: Olivine (Fa17.4), pyroxene (Fs15.4).

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H6, breccia); S2, W0.

Type specimen: A total of 20.8 g, plus one polished thin section, are on deposit at MNB. GMEU holds the main mass.

Data from:
  MB91
  Table 1
  Line 16:
Date:1992 Nov
Latitude:1°20'42.00"N
Longitude:31°28'22.00"E
Mass (g):167.7
Pieces:1
Class:H6 (breccia)
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W0
Fayalite (mol%):17.4
Ferrosilite (mol%):15.4
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB
Type spec mass (g):20.8
Type spec location:MNB
Main mass:GMEU
Institutions
   and collections
MNB: Museum für Naturkunde, Invalidenstrasse 43, D-10115 Berlin, Germany (institutional address)
GMEU: The Geological Museum, Entebbe, Uganda (institutional address)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 91, MAPS 42, 413-466 (2007)
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Geography:

Uganda
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (1° 20' 42"N, 31° 28' 22"E)

Statistics:
     This is the only approved meteorite from Western, Uganda
     This is 1 of 6 approved meteorites from Uganda
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