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Cilimus
Basic information Name: Cilimus
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1979
Country: Indonesia
Mass:help 1600 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 57  (1980)  L5
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L5
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L5
Recommended:  L5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 6302 approved meteorites (plus 3 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)
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Writeup from MB 57:
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FALL OF THE CILIMUS, INDONESIA, STONY METEORITE

Name: CILIMUS

Place of fall: In the village of Sampora, W. Java, Indonesia

6.87°S., 108.13°E.

Date of fall: May 7, 1979 at 0930 hrs.

Class and type: Stone. Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L5).

Number of individual

specimens: 1

Total weight: 1.6 kg.

Circumstances of fall: After a fireball and detonations, a stone fell into a garden in the village of Sampora. The name CILIMUS is that of the nearest post office.

Sources: S. Darsoprajitno, Curator, Geological Museum, Geological Devel­opment Center, Diponegoro 57, Bandung, Indonesia; K. Fredriksson and P. Jezek, Department of Mineral Sciences, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. 20560, USA.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 57, Meteoritics 15, 93-104 (1980)
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Geography:

Indonesia
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (6° 57'S, 108° 6'E)
     Recommended::   (6° 57'S, 108° 6'E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 6 approved meteorites from Jawa Barat, Indonesia
     This is 1 of 19 approved meteorites from Indonesia (plus 1 unapproved name)
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