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Basic information Name: Bells
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1961
Country: United States
Mass:help 375 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 25  (1962)  C
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  CM2
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  C2-ung
Recommended:  C2-ung    [explanation]

This is 1 of 28 approved meteorites classified as C2-ung.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (type 2), and Ungrouped chondrites
Writeup from MB 25:
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B. Mason's book, «Meteorites», John Wiley & Sons, New York, 1962, on page 96, mentions a new stony meteorite, carbonaceous chondrite, Bells, Texas, USA; weight 0.3 kg; fell September 9, 1961.

Writeup from MB 28:
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The article by O. E. Monnig, «The Bells, Texas, Meteorites, «Meteoritics», the Journal of the Meteoritical Society, v. 2, No. 1, May, 1963, contains the following additional information on the Bells carbonaceous chondrite, stony, meteorites, whose fall was reported in the Meteoritical Bulletin No. 25, December 1962:

The fall of the Bells meteorites was accompanied by a detonating bolide observed over the north-east part of Texas. Seven fragments with a total weight of about 280 gr were collected over distance of about 7.5 km. The first fragment hit the roof of a house and was picked up the following morning in a perfect state. The remaining specimens were found after a hurricane and rainfall in a more or less altered state. Two of these were substantially intact but the other four had shattered on impact or crumbled through weathering. The fragments, an even powder, were admirably picked up by Alnico magnet.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 25, Moscow (1962)
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 28, Moscow (1963)
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United States
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (33° 36'N, 96° 28'W)
     Recommended::   (33° 36'N, 96° 28'W)

     This is 1 of 317 approved meteorites from Texas, United States (plus 2 unapproved names) (plus 3 impact craters)
     This is 1 of 1929 approved meteorites from United States (plus 866 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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