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Awere
Basic information Name: Awere
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1968
Country: Uganda
Mass:help 134 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 51  (1972)  L4
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L4
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L4
Recommended:  L4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 1550 approved meteorites (plus 4 unapproved names) classified as L4.   [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 51:
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FALL OF THE AWERE, UGANDA, STONY METEORITE

Name: AWERE

Place of fall: Awere, Omoro County, Uganda.

Date of fall: July 12, 1968, about 3 a.m. local time.

Class and type: Stone. Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L4).

Number of individual specimens: 1

Total weight: 134 g

Circumstances of fall: The fireball shone brightly in the night sky and the fall was accompanied by detonations. A larger stone is also said to have fallen, but it has not been found.

Source: Robert Hutchinson (sic). 1971. Awere, a new L4 chondrite fall. Meteoritics 6, 53-55.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 51, Meteoritics 7, 215-232 (1972)
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Geography:

Uganda
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (2° 43'N, 32° 50'E)
     Recommended::   (2° 43'N, 32° 50'E)

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