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Ellisras
Basic information Name: Ellisras
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1970
Country: South Africa
Mass:help 2.07 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 61  (1983)  Iron
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  Iron
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Iron-medium octahedrite
Recommended:  Iron    [explanation]

This is 1 of 99 approved meteorites (plus 3 unapproved names) classified as Iron.   [show all]
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Writeup from MB 61:
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DISCOVERY OF THE ELLISRAS, SOUTH AFRICA, IRON METEORITE

Name: ELLISRAS

Place of find: On Ventershoek 579 LQ farm, about 27 km SE. of Ellisras village, Transvaal, South Africa.

23°50'S., 27°55'E.

Date of find: 1970, approximately; recognised 1981

Class and type: Iron. Octahedrite, medium.

Number of individual

specimens: 1

Total weight: 2.066 kg

Circumstances of find: Found by R. Liversage on the farm. It is now in the Department of Geology, University of Pretoria.

Source: B.M. French, 7408 Wyndale Lane, Chevy Chase, Maryland 20015, USA.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 61, Meteoritics 18, 77-83 (1983)
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Geography:

South Africa
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (23° 50'S, 27° 55'E)
     Recommended::   (23° 50'S, 27° 55'E)

Statistics:
     This is the only approved meteorite from Northern, South Africa
     This is 1 of 47 approved meteorites from South Africa (plus 2 unapproved names) (plus 4 impact craters)
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