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Bondoc
Basic information Name: Bondoc
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1956
Country: Philippines
Mass:help 888.6 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 25  (1962)  Stony iron
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  Mesosiderite
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Mesosiderite-B4
Recommended:  Mesosiderite-B4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 4 approved meteorites classified as Mesosiderite-B4.   [show all]
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Writeup from MB 25:
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NEW BONDOC PENINSULA STONY-IRON METEORITE, THE PHILIPPINES

Name: BONDOC PENINSULA.

The place of fall or discovery: Bondoc Peninsula, Luzon Island, the Philippines.

Date of fall or discovery: FOUND, 1956.

Class and type: STONY-IRON? (unusual); 70% of its polished surface of 255 sq. cm is stony class, 11% iron and 17%  stony-iron (mesosiderite).  Specific weight varies from 3.26 to 6.35.

Number of individual specimens: 1.

Total weight: 886.788 kg.

Circumstances of the fall or discovery:  The meteorite was received by Dr. H. H. Nininger in August 1962 (Sedona, Arizona, USA).

Source: Report of Dr. H. H. Nininger (Sedona, USA) to E. L. Kri­nov in a letter, IX, 15, 1962.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 25, Moscow (1962)
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Geography:

Philippines
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (13° 31'N, 122° 27'E)
     Recommended::   (13° 31'N, 122° 27'E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 2 approved meteorites from Southern Tagalog, Philippines
     This is 1 of 6 approved meteorites from Philippines
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Synonymshelp: Bondoc Peninsula (In NHM Cat)

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