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Guibga
Basic information Name: Guibga
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1972
Country: Burkina Faso
Mass:help 288 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 52  (1974)  L5
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L5
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L5
Recommended:  L5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 6721 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 52:
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FALL OF THE GUIBGA, UPPER VOLTA, STONY METEORITE

Name: GUIBGA

Place of fall: The village of Guibga, approximately 44 km northeast of Pissila, Upper Volta.

13°30'N, 0°41'W.

Date of fall: February 26, 1972.

Class and type: Stone. Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L5).

Number of individual specimens: 1

Total weight: Unknown. Size reported as 10cm X 5cm X 5cm.

Circumstances of fall: Additional information on the fall is unavailable. A 288 g fragment was sent to the U. S. Geological Survey by M. Philippe Ouedraogo in November, 1972. This specimen was transferred to the Division of Meteorites, National Museum of Natural History, for scientific study.

Source: M. Philippe Ouedraogo, Direction de la Geologie et des Mines, Republique de Haute-Volta.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 52, Meteoritics 9, 101-121 (1974)
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Geography:

Burkina Faso
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (13° 30'N, 0° 41'W)
     Recommended::   (13° 30'N, 0° 41'W)

Statistics:
     This is the only approved meteorite from Namentenga, Burkina Faso
     This is 1 of 10 approved meteorites from Burkina Faso
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Synonymshelp: Pissila (From MetBase)
Upper Volta (In NHM Cat)

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