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Chela
Basic information Name: Chela
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1988
Country: Tanzania
Mass:help 2.94 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 68  (1990)  H5
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H5
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H4
Recommended:  H4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 5661 approved meteorites (plus 2 unapproved names) classified as H4.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
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Writeup from MB 68:
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Chela

Chela village, Kahama district, Tanzania

Fell 12 July 1988, 1140 hr

Stone. Ordinary chondrite (H5).

After a loud noise and detonations, a number of stones fell and were collected by local people. Two masses were handed to the police, 1062 g and 1874 g, and were sent to the Ministry of Mineral Resources at Dodoma, SEAN Bulletin, 1989, 14, no. 1, p. 21. Classification, olivine Fa17. B. Mason, Department of Mineral Sciences, Smithsonian Institution, pers. comm., 1989. 390 g, Washington, Smithsonian Institution.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 68, Meteoritics 25, 59-70 (1990)
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Geography:

Tanzania
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (3° 40'S, 32° 30'E)
     Recommended::   (3° 40'S, 32° 30'E)

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     This is 1 of 2 approved meteorites from Shinyanga, Tanzania
     This is 1 of 10 approved meteorites from Tanzania
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