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Raco
Basic information Name: Raco
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1957
Country: Argentina
Mass:help 5 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 21  (1961)  Chondrite
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H5
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H5
Recommended:  H5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 10071 approved meteorites (plus 18 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 21:
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RACO, village of Raco, department of Tafi, Tucuman province (φ = 26°40' λ = 65°27'W of Greenwich).

FALL, November 17, 1957.

STONY, chondrite.

1 specimen, weight 5 kg.

Source: Letter from L. O. Giacomelli (Buenos Aires, Argentina) to E. L. Krinov, January 20, 1961.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 21, Moscow (1961)
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Geography:

Argentina
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (26° 40'S, 65° 27'W)
     Recommended::   (26° 40'S, 65° 27'W)

Statistics:
     This is the only approved meteorite from Tucuman, Argentina
     This is 1 of 80 approved meteorites from Argentina (plus 9 unapproved names) (plus 2 impact craters)
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Synonymshelp: Tucuman (In NHM Cat)

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