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Conquista
Basic information Name: Conquista
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1965
Country: Brazil
Mass:help 20.35 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 59  (1981)  H4
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H4
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H4
Recommended:  H4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 5779 approved meteorites (plus 2 unapproved names) classified as H4.   [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 59:
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THE FALL OF THE CONQUISTA, BRAZIL, STONY METEORITE

Name: CONQUISTA

Place of find: Corrego do Lageado, Conquista, Minas Gerais, Brazil.

19°51'S., 47°33'W., approximately.

Date of fall: December 1965, early in the month, at 0600 hrs.

Class and type: Stone. Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H4). Olivine Fa17.2, low-Ca pyroxene Fs15.4, 25.83% total iron.

Number of individual

specimens: 1 + fragments

Total weight: Not known, single specimen of 20.35 kg recovered.

Circumstances of fall: The fall was accompanied by a loud noise and an impact pit 1.5 m in diameter was formed. Many fragments are said to have been distributed around the pit but only the 20.35 kg main mass appears to have been preserved.

Source: K. Keil, E. Kirchner, C.B. Gomes, E. Jarosewich and R.L.L. Murta, 1978. Studies of Brazilian Meteorites XIV. Mineralogy, Petrology and Chemistry of the Conquista, Minas Gerais, Chondrite. Meteoritics 13, 177.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 59, Meteoritics 16, 193-199 (1981)
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Geography:

Brazil
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (19° 51'S, 47° 33'W)
     Recommended::   (19° 51'S, 47° 33'W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 20 approved meteorites from Minas Gerais, Brazil (plus 2 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 77 approved meteorites from Brazil (plus 6 unapproved names) (plus 7 impact craters)
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