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Ehole
Basic information Name: Ehole
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1961
Country: Angola
Mass:help 2.4 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 23  (1962)  Chondrite
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H5
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H5
Recommended:  H5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 10851 approved meteorites (plus 19 unapproved names) classified as H5.   [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 23:
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FALL OF EHOLE STONY METEORITE, ANGOLA

Name: EHOLE

The place of fall or discovery:  Ehole, near the village of Namakunde, Angola, Africa; approximately 4 km from the border of South-West Africa.

Date of fall or discovery: FALL, August 31, 1961, about 16 hrs. 45 min. local time.

Class and type: STONY, crystalline chondrite.

The number of individual specimens: 2.

Total Weight: Unknown.

The circumstances of the fall or discovery: The movement of the stones from west to east was he­ard. The sound resembled that of thunder accompa­nied by a cracking like machinegun fire. Local inha­bitants heard the meteorite strike the ground. Imme­diately afterwards two stones, which fell at a distance of about 400 metres from each other, were discovered burrowed in the sand at a depth of approximately 25 cm.  The specimen received by the Smithsonian Astrophysi­cal Observatory weighed 2.4 kg. Part of the specimen, weighing 1530 gr, has been transfered to the United States National Museum at Washington, USA.

Source: Letter from Dr. John A. Wood (Cambridge, USA), to E. L. Krinov, November 17, 1961.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 23, Moscow (1962)
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Geography:

Angola
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (17° 18'S, 15° 50'E)
     Recommended::   (17° 18'S, 15° 50'E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 3 approved meteorites from Cunene, Angola
     This is 1 of 4 approved meteorites from Angola
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