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Banten
Basic information Name: Banten
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1933
Country: Indonesia
Mass:help 629 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 57  (1980)  C2
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  CM2
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  CM2
Recommended:  CM2    [explanation]

This is 1 of 533 approved meteorites classified as CM2.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (type 2), CM chondrites, and CM-CO clan chondrites
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Writeup from MB 57:
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FALL OF THE BANTEN, INDONESIA, STONY METEORITE

Name: BANTEN

Place of fall: In NW. Java, Indonesia.

6°20'S., 1060E., approximately.

Date of fall: May 24, 1953, between 0400 and 0500 hrs.

Class and type: Stone. Carbonaceous chondrite, type II. Olivine Fa0-70.

Number of individual specimens: 4

Total weight: 629 g.

Circumstances of fall: Not reported.

Source: K. Fredriksson, 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° 20'S, 106° 0'E)
     Recommended::   (6° 20'S, 106° 0'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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