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Parambu
Basic information Name: Parambu
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1967
Country: Brazil
Mass:help 2 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 52  (1974)  L
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  LL5
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  LL5
Recommended:  LL5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 3132 approved meteorites classified as LL5.   [show all]
Search for other: LL chondrites, LL chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
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Writeup from MB 52:
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FALL OF THE PARAMBU, BRAZIL, STONY METEORITE

Name: PARAMBU

Place of fall: Parambu, Ceara State, Brazil.

6°14'S, 40°42'W.

Date of fall: July 24, 1967, about 7 p.m. local time.

Class and type: Stone. Brecciated olivine-hypersthene chondrite.

Number of individual

specimens: About 30, a complete individual of 595 g, 4 stones in the hundreds of gram range and a number of stones from 50 g to a few grams each.

Total weight: More than 1 kg (?)

Circumstances of fall: A shower of meteorites fell after the appearance of a fireball traveling from southwest to northeast. The sound of detonations was heard.

Sources: A. Barreto, Z. Fonseca de Mello, G. R. Levi-Donati and G. P. Sighinolfi. 1973. The Meteorite Shower of Parambu, Ceara State, Brazil: Mineralogy and Petrology (Abstract). Meteoritics 8, 324. M. Shima, G. P. Sighinolfi, K. P. Jochum and H. Hintenberger. 1973. The Parambu Meteorite: Bulk Chemistry and Heavy Trace Metals by Spark Mass Spectroscopy (Abstract). Meteoritics 8, 440-441.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 52, Meteoritics 9, 101-121 (1974)
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Geography:

Brazil
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (6° 14'S, 40° 42'W)
     Recommended::   (6° 14'S, 40° 42'W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 3 approved meteorites from Ceara, Brazil
     This is 1 of 77 approved meteorites from Brazil (plus 6 unapproved names) (plus 7 impact craters)
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