|Basic information||Name: Bondoc|
This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1956
Mass: 888.6 kg
This is 1 of 4 approved meteorites classified as Mesosiderite-B4. [show all]
Search for other: Class B mesosiderites, Mesosiderites, and Metal-rich meteorites
Writeup from MB 25:
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NEW BONDOC PENINSULA STONY-IRON METEORITE, THE PHILIPPINES
Name: BONDOC PENINSULA.
The place of fall or discovery: Bondoc Peninsula, Luzon Island, the Philippines.
Date of fall or discovery: FOUND, 1956.
Class and type: STONY-IRON? (unusual); 70% of its polished surface of 255 sq. cm is stony class, 11% iron and 17% stony-iron (mesosiderite). Specific weight varies from 3.26 to 6.35.
Number of individual specimens: 1.
Total weight: 886.788 kg.
Circumstances of the fall or discovery: The meteorite was received by Dr. H. H. Nininger in August 1962 (Sedona, Arizona, USA).
Source: Report of Dr. H. H. Nininger (Sedona, USA) to E. L. Krinov in a letter, IX, 15, 1962.
|References:||Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 25, Moscow (1962)|
This is the only approved meteorite from Southern Tagalog, Philippines
This is 1 of 5 approved meteorites from Philippines
Bondoc Peninsula (In NHM Cat)|
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