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Merweville
Basic information Name: Merweville
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1977
Country: South Africa
Mass:help 6.97 kg
Classification
  history:
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L5
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 85  (2001)  L5
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L5
Recommended:  L5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 6546 approved meteorites (plus 4 unapproved names) classified as L5.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Data from:
  MB85
  Table 2
  Line 17:
State/Prov/County:W. Cape Prov., S. Afr.
Origin or pseudonym:Farm
Date:1977
Latitude:32°45.5'S
Longitude:21°41.0'E
Mass (g):6970
Pieces:1
Class:L5
Shock stage:S4
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):24.1
Ferrosilite (mol%):20.6
Classifier:S. Laubscher and L. Ashwal (RAU)
Type spec mass (g):1141
Type spec location:TM
Main mass:J. Loock, UFS
Finder:C. A. J. Marais
Comments:For additional information see Laubscher (2000) and Tredoux et al. (1999).
Institutions
   and collections
TM: Geoscience Museum, Transvaal Museum, P. O. Box 413, Pretoria 0001, South Africa (institutional address; updated 3 Mar 2011)
RAU: Rand Afrikaans University, P. O. Box 524, Auckland Park 2006, South Africa (institutional address)
UFS: Department of Geology, University of the Free State, P. O. Box 330, Bloemfontein 9300, South Africa (institutional address)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 85, MAPS 36, A293-A322 (2001)
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Geography:

South Africa
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (32° 46'S, 21° 41'E)
     Recommended::   (32° 45' 30"S, 21° 41' 0"E)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 0.9 km apart

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 10 approved meteorites from Western Cape, South Africa
     This is 1 of 47 approved meteorites from South Africa (plus 2 unapproved names) (plus 4 impact craters)
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