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Campos Sales
Basic information Name: Campos Sales
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1991
Country: Brazil
Mass:help 23.68 kg
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 78  (1995)  L5
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L5
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L5
Recommended:  L5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 8963 approved meteorites (plus 5 unapproved names) classified as L5.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Writeup from MB 78:

Campos Sales

Ceara, Brazil

Fell 1991 January 31, 22:00 local time

Ordinary chondrite (L5)

A meteorite shower fell in a rural area ~18 km E of the village Campos Sales. W. Vieira, T. V. Costa and J. N. Neto arrived 15 days later and recovered a total of 23.68 kg of stones from grainfields along a road. They collected 35 large specimens, ranging from 3 g to 3.5 kg (total = 21.3 kg), and ~300 fragments, spread over a distance of ~3 km. According to local eyewitnesses, the shower came from a WSW direction (70° against N). Classification and analysis: olivine Fa25 0; pyroxene Fs21.4; Ana Maria Dreher and M. Christophe Michel-Levy. Type specimen and thin section: CBPF Centro Brasiliero de Pesquisas Fisicas, Rua X. Sigaud 150, 22220-030 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Information and main mass: Walmick Vieira, Physics Department, UFC, Caixa Postal 6030, 60451-970 Fortaleza, Brazil.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 78, Meteoritics 30, 792-796 (1995)
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     This is 1 of 3 approved meteorites from Ceara, Brazil
     This is 1 of 88 approved meteorites from Brazil (plus 6 unapproved names) (plus 7 impact craters)
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