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Umm Ruaba
Basic information Name: Umm Ruaba
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1966
Country: Sudan
Mass:help 1700 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 40  (1967)  Stone
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L5
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L5
Recommended:  L5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 6705 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)
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Writeup from MB 40:
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FALL OF UMM RUABA STONY METEORITE, SUDAN

Name: UMM RUABA.

The place of fall or discovery: Near the villages of Magrour and Umm Hemeima, some

 90 km to the north of the town of Umm Ruaba, Western Sudan; φ = 13°28' N, λ = 31°13' E.

Date of fall or discovery: FALL, December 27, 1966, between 13 and 14 hrs.

Class and type: STONY.

Number of individual specimens: 2.

Total weight: 1.700 kg.

Circumstances of the fall or discovery: A thundering sound was heard for about 10 minutes followed by the fall of bolide. A whole individual specimen weighing 1.4 kg. was turned over to the Geological Survey of Sudan. There is a fragment weighing about 300 gr., which was obviously broken from another individual specimen.

Source: Report of Dr. A. Widatalla (Khartoum, Sudan) in a letter 11.5 1967.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 40, Moscow (1967) reprinted Met. 5, 85-109 (1970)
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Geography:

Sudan
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (13° 28'N, 31° 13'E)
     Recommended::   (13° 28'N, 31° 13'E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 3 approved meteorites from Kurdufan, Sudan
     This is 1 of 9 approved meteorites from Sudan (plus 1 unapproved name)
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Synonymshelp: Magrour (In NHM Cat)
Umm Hemeima (In NHM Cat)

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