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Distrito Quebracho
Basic information Name: Distrito Quebracho
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1957
Country: Argentina
Mass:help 400 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 24  (1962)  Chondrite
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H4
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H4
Recommended:  H4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 5599 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 24:
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NEW DISTRITO QUEBRACHO STONY METEORITE, ARGENTINA

Name: DISTRITO QUEBRACHO.

The place of fall or discovery:  Distrito Quebracho, Parana department, Entre Rios pro­vince, Argentina; φ = 31°53' S, λ = 60°28' W.

Date of fall or discovery: FALL, March 13, 1951, approximately 20 hrs.

Class and type: STONY, chondrite.

Number of individual specimens: 1.

Total weight: 400 gr.

Circumstances of the fall or discovery: The fall of the meteorite was accompanied by intensive luminosity, detonations and prolonged thunder. The meteorite fell in a kitchen garden and a sharp stroke was heard. The stone, partially incrustate was found the following morning in the ground.

Source: The Article by C. A. Gordillo: «El meteorito del Distrito Quebrachos». Museo de Entre Rios, Direction de Prensa, Publication No. 1, 1959, Paranti, and a letter by Dr. L. O. Giacomelli to E. L. Krinov, May 3, 1962.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 24, Moscow (1962)
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Geography:

Argentina
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (31° 53'S, 60° 28'W)
     Recommended::   (31° 53'S, 60° 28'W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 9 approved meteorites from Entre Rios, Argentina
     This is 1 of 78 approved meteorites from Argentina (plus 9 unapproved names) (plus 2 impact craters)
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Synonymshelp: Quebracho (In NHM Cat)

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