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Malvern
Basic information Name: Malvern
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1933
Country: South Africa
Mass:help 807 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 53  (1975)  Howardite
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  Howardite
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Eucrite-pmict
Recommended:  Eucrite-pmict    [explanation]

This is 1 of 339 approved meteorites classified as Eucrite-pmict.   [show all]
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Writeup from MB 53:
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FALL OF THE MALVERN, SOUTH AFRICA, STONY METEORITE

Name: MALVERN

Place of fall: Malvern farm, 25 km SSW of Thaba Nchu in the Orange Free State, South Africa.

29°27'S, 26°46'E.

Date of fall: Between November 20 and November 30, 1933.

Class and type: Stone. Howardite.

Number of individual specimens: 1

Total weight: 807 g

Circumstances of fall: Found on Malvern farm on November 30, 1933, and presented to the National Museum, Bloomfontein, by Mr. G. van Tonder.

Source: C. Frick and E. C. I. Hammerbeck. 1973. Catalogue of South African and South West African meteorites. Bulletin of the Geological Survey of South Africa 57, 26.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 53, Meteoritics 10, 133-158 (1975)
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Geography:

South Africa
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (29° 27'S, 26° 46'E)
     Recommended::   (29° 27'S, 26° 46'E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 4 approved meteorites from Free State, South Africa (plus 1 impact crater)
     This is 1 of 47 approved meteorites from South Africa (plus 2 unapproved names) (plus 4 impact craters)
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