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Bowden Névé 85800
Basic information Name: Bowden Névé 85800
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: BOW 85800
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1985
Country: Antarctica [Collected by US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET)]
Mass:help 140.6 g
Classification
  history:
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter:  AMN 10(2)  (1987)  H6
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 76  (1994)  H6
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H6
Recommended:  H6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 6121 approved meteorites (plus 5 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: Revised 12 Apr 2017: More realistic location
Writeuphelp
Writeup from MB 106:
Note on the find location of BOW 85800 (Prov. Comm. from J. Schutt to J. Grossman, April, 2017).

The geographic coordinates previously recorded for BOW 85800 (83.5°S, 165°E) were those of the Bowden Névé geographical feature and not the find site of the meteorite.  The exact find site was a bare ice patch situated below a steep ice escarpment/icefall between Mt Sirius to the east and Coalsack Bluff to the west.  It was found during the 1985 season when ANSMET leader Bill Cassidy was conducting reconnaissance surveys of various icefields in the Beardmore region.  The mountaineer working with Cassidy found an interesting rock, but didn't think it was a meteorite.  Cassidy later identified it as a meteorite, and recorded  "It was found somewhere over there."  The revised coordinates  84°6'S, 162°46'E are more consistent with the actual find location.
Data from:
  MB76
  Table 2
  Line 1412:
Mass (g):140.6
Class:H6
Weathering grade:C
Fayalite (mol%):18
Ferrosilite (mol%):16
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References: Published in Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 10(2) (1987), JSC, Houston
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 76, Meteoritics 29, 100-143 (1994)
Published in Gattacceca J., Bouvier A., Grossman J., Metzler K., and Uehara M. (2019) Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 106. Meteorit. Planet. Sci. 54 in press.
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Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (83° 30'S, 165° 0'E)
     Recommended::   (84° 6'S, 162° 46'E)
Note: the NHM and recommended coordinates are 72.2 km apart

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