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Deelfontein
Basic information Name: Deelfontein
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1932
Country: South Africa
Mass:help 28 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 41  (1967)  Iron-coarse octahedrite
MB 43  (1968)  Iron
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  IAB
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  IAB-MG
Recommended:  Iron, IAB-MG    [explanation]

This is 1 of 112 approved meteorites classified as Iron, IAB-MG.   [show all]
Search for other: IAB complex irons, Iron meteorites, and Metal-rich meteorites
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Writeup from MB 41:
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DISCOVERY OF IRON METEORITE IN CAPE PROVINCE, SOUTH AFRICA

Name: ?

The place of fall or discovery: Cape Province, South Africa; φ = 30°59' S, λ = 23°47' E.

Date of fall or discovery: ?

Class and type: IRON, coarse octahedrite.

Number of individual specimens: 1.

Total weight: 28 kg.

Circumstances of the fall or discovery: The meteorite has been in the possession of its owner, Mr. C. J. DeJager for some 35 years. It is part of a larger mass which has never been located. Mr. DeJager donated the major portion to the Geological Survey of South Africa.

Source: Report of Dr. M. F. Comerford (Cambridge, USA) in a letter, VI 23, 1967.


Writeup from MB 43:
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IRON METEORITE DEELFONTEIN

The iron meteorite found in Cape Province, South Africa, of which was reported in the Meteoritical Bulletin No. 41, 1967, was named Deelfontein. (A letter of Dr. B. Mason, Oct. 16, 1967).

Buchwald The following entries were found for Deelfontein in Buchwald (1975)
[Buchwald, Vagn F. (1975) Handbook of Iron Meteorites. University of California Press, 1418 pp.]
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 41, Moscow (1967) reprinted Met. 5, 85-109 (1970)
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 43, Moscow (1968) reprinted Met. 5, 85-109 (1970)
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Geography:

South Africa
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (30° 11'S, 23° 16'E)
     Recommended::   (30° 11'S, 23° 16'E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 9 approved meteorites from Northern Cape, South Africa (plus 1 unapproved name)
     This is 1 of 47 approved meteorites from South Africa (plus 2 unapproved names) (plus 4 impact craters)
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Synonymshelp: Cape Province (In NHM Cat)

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