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Gilzem
Basic information Name: Gilzem
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1987
Country: Germany
Mass:help 436 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 71  (1991)  H5
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H5
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H5
Recommended:  H5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 9999 approved meteorites (plus 16 unapproved names) classified as H5.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
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Writeup from MB 71:
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Gilzem

Kreis Bitburg, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany

Found 1987

Stone. Ordinary chondrite (H5)

One stone of 436 g was found while ploughing a field by Mr. Peters. Information, classification and analysis, olivine Fa18.5, pyroxene Fs16.6, J. Otto, Mineralogisch-Petrographisches Institut, Universitat Freiburg, Albertstrasse 23b, D-7800 Freiburg, Germany. Gilzem is different from the H5-chondrite Simmer (fall 1920, about 45 km from Gilzem), because it differs in the content and isotopic composition of the rare gases, H. Weber and L. Schultz, MPI Chemie, Mainz, Germany, pers. comm. 1991.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 71, Meteoritics 26, 255-262 (1991)
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Geography:

Germany
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (49° 52'N, 6° 30'E)
     Recommended::   (49° 52' 25"N, 6° 30' 20"E)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 0.9 km apart

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 5 approved meteorites from Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
     This is 1 of 54 approved meteorites from Germany (plus 22 unapproved names) (plus 2 impact craters)
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