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Mount Moroto
Basic information Name: Mount Moroto
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1995
Country: Uganda
Mass:help 752 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 99  (2011)  L6
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 11485 approved meteorites (plus 6 unapproved names) classified as L6.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 14 Dec 2010
Writeup from MB 99:

Mount Moroto        2°30’N, 34°45’E

Karamoja, Uganda

Found after 14 Apr 1995

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L6)

History: The meteorite was reported as a fall by anonymous local eye-witnesses. The possible fall was reported to have occurred on April 14, 1995, near the Moroto volcano, Moroto district, northeast Uganda. However, the fall history is not well documented and pairing with Mbale is possible.

Physical characteristics: A single fusion-crusted stone was recovered by Mr. Sam Kabale Besigye (Kampala, Uganda). The almost complete stone weighing 752 g from which a small slice had already been cut off was handed over to a German geologist.

Petrography: (A. Greshake, MNB). The meteorite is a weakly weathered ordinary chondrite with a few poorly defined chondrules set in a dominantly recrystallized groundmass. Networks of opaque interconnecting shock veins are present.

Geochemistry: Mineral composition as determined by EMP: olivine, Fa23.6; pyroxene, Fs20.6.

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L6), shock stage, S4; weathering grade, W0/1.

Specimens: A total of 26 g plus one polished thin section are on deposit at MNB. The main mass is held by the anonymous finder.

Data from:
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Date:14 Apr 1995
Mass (g):752
Shock stage:S4
Weathering grade:W0/1
Fayalite (mol%):23.6
Ferrosilite (mol%):20.6
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB
Type spec mass (g):26
Type spec location:MNB
Main mass:anon
Finder:Sam Kabale Besigye
Comments:Submitted by Greshake
   and collections
MNB: Museum für Naturkunde, Invalidenstraße 43, D-10115 Berlin, Germany (institutional address; updated 24 Dec 2011)
SAM: Department of Mineralogy, South Australian Museum, North Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia; Website (institutional address; updated 18 Oct 2011)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, No. 99, April 2012, MAPS 47, E1-E52 (2012) [published online only]
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     Recommended::   (2° 30'N, 34° 45'E)

     This is the only approved meteorite from Karamoja, Uganda
     This is 1 of 6 approved meteorites from Uganda
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