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Basic information Name: Bur-Abor
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1997
Country: Kenya
Mass:help 290 kg
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  IIIAB
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 84  (2000)  IIIAB
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  IIIAB
Recommended:  Iron, IIIAB    [explanation]

This is 1 of 331 approved meteorites classified as Iron, IIIAB.   [show all]
Search for other: IIIAB irons, Iron meteorites, and Metal-rich meteorites
Writeup from MB 84:


Northeastern province, Kenya

Found 1997 November 27

Iron, medium octahedrite (IIIAB)

About 50 fragments totaling 280–300 kg, the largest weighing >250 kg, were found by a family after they heard an explosion and saw a cloud of dust.  Nearby banana trees were broken, and some contained embedded metal shards.  However, the recovered iron meteorite is too weathered to be consistent with a recent date of fall. Description (M. Genge, NHM) and composition (J. Wasson, UCLA): band width, 0.95 mm; Widmanstätten structure exposed on outer surface; Ni content of kamacite, 6 ± 0.5 wt%; bulk metal, Co = 0.513 wt%, Ni = 7.99 wt%; Ga = 20.9 ppm; As = 6.24 ppm; Ir = 0.774 ppm, Au = 0.83 ppm.  Specimens:  main mass, Mr. Hassan Liban Ahmed, 162 Wentworth Road, Southall, Middlesex, UB2 5TX United Kingdom; 200 g, NMH.

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NHM: Department of Mineralogy, The Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD, United Kingdom; Website (institutional address; updated 9 Dec 2011)
UCLA: Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1567, United States (institutional address; updated 17 Oct 2011)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 84, MAPS 35, A199-A225 (2000)
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     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (3° 59'N, 41° 39'E)
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     This is 1 of 4 approved meteorites from North-Eastern, Kenya
     This is 1 of 11 approved meteorites from Kenya (plus 1 unapproved name)
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