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De Hoek
Basic information Name: De Hoek
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1960
Country: South Africa
Mass:help 20.93 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 53  (1975)  Iron
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  Iron-ung
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Iron-ung
Recommended:  Iron, ungrouped    [explanation]

This is 1 of 129 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as Iron, ungrouped.   [show all]
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Writeup from MB 53:
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DISCOVERY OF THE DE HOEK, SOUTH AFRICA, IRON METEORITE

Name: DE HOEK

Place of find: The farm De Hoek, a portion of Lanyon Vale 376 in the Hay district, 29 km ESE of Niekerkshoop, and almost 48 km NE of Prieska, Cape Province, South Africa.

29°23'S, '23°06'E.'

Date of find: June, 1960.

Class and type: Iron. Ataxite containing 10.0% Ni, chemically and structurally anomalous.

Number of individual specimens: 2

Total weight: 20.93 kg

Circumstances of find: A mass weighing 3.83 kg was found in June 1960, and a second mass weighing 17.10 kg was found approximately 800 m SE of the first find on October 29, 1967. Enquiries established a possible date of fall as January 2, 1959.

Source: C. Frick and E. C. I. Hammerbeck. 1973. Catalogue of South African and South West African meteorites. Bulletin of the Geologial Survey of South Africa 57, 15. E. R. D. Scott and John T. Wasson. 1975. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, in press.

Buchwald The following entries were found for De Hoek 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. 53, Meteoritics 10, 133-158 (1975)
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Geography:

South Africa
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (29° 23'S, 23° 6'E)
     Recommended::   (29° 23'S, 23° 6'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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