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Bovedy
Basic information Name: Bovedy
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1969
Country: United Kingdom
Mass:help 5.46 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 46  (1969)  Chondrite
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L3
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L3
Recommended:  L3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 750 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as L3.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
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Writeup from MB 46:
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FALL OF BELFAST STONY METEORITE, GREAT BRITAIN

Name: BELFAST.

The place of fall or discovery: Near Belfast, Northern Ireland, Great Britain

Date of fall or discovery: FALL, April 25, 1969, at 21h 25m GMT.

Class and type: STONY, chondrite.

Number of individual specimens: 3.

Total weight: About 8 kg.

Circumstances of the fall or discovery: The fireball was seen all the way from Sussex through London, Doncaster and Yorkshire to Northern Ireland toward Belfast. It was moving from ESE to W NW very rapidly. There was a swishing noise and people reported explosions. The largest fragment of the meteorite weighing 7,400 g was found near the village of F ilrea, Londonderry County. Searches are being conducted.

Source: Information Reports No. 516-518, 520, 523-526 of the Center for Shortlived P1 enomena of the Smithsonian Institution, Cambridge, USA.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 46, Moscow (1969) reprinted Meteoritics 5, 85-109 (1970)
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Geography:

United Kingdom
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (54° 34'N, 6° 20'W)
     Recommended::   (54° 34'N, 6° 20'W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 2 approved meteorites from Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
     This is 1 of 23 approved meteorites from United Kingdom (plus 23 unapproved names)
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Synonymshelp: Belfast (In NHM Cat)
Kilrea (In NHM Cat)
Sprucefield (In NHM Cat)

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