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Juromenha
Basic information Name: Juromenha
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1968
Country: Portugal
Mass:help 25.25 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 45  (1969)  Iron
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  IIIAB-an
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  IIIA
Recommended:  Iron, IIIAB    [explanation]

This is 1 of 311 approved meteorites classified as Iron, IIIAB.   [show all]
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Writeup from MB 45:
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FALL OF JUROMENHA IRON METEORITE, PORTUGAL

Name: JUROMENHA.

The place of fall or discovery: At about 3 km from the village of Juromenha, Alandroal, Portugal; φ = 38°44'25" N, λ = 7°16'12" W.

Date of fall or discovery: FALL, November 14, 1968, 17h 551 GMT,

Class and type: IRON, nickel-rich ataxite.

Number of individual specimens: 1

Total weight: 25.2 kg.

Circumstances of the fall or discovery: The bolide travelled from SW to NE and descended towards the ground at a 50°-60° angle. The meteorite struck arable land which was slightly moist, opened a hole having the depth of 0.8 m and caused a rain of sand. The meteorite was found in the bottom of the hole. A countryman who was at 30 m from the place of the fall heard an enormous noise accompanied by a great glow similar to that of the day. The meteorite was turned over the Laboratory and Museum of Mineralogy and Geology (Faculty of Sciences), Lisboa, Portugal.

Source: Event Information Report of the Center for Short-lived Phenomena of the Smithsonian Institution, Cambridge, USA XII 2 and 26, 1968 and I 17, 1969 and reports of Dr. A. Silva de Sousa in a letter 111 3, 1969.

Buchwald The following entries were found for Juromenha in Buchwald (1975)
[Buchwald, Vagn F. (1975) Handbook of Iron Meteorites. University of California Press, 1418 pp.]
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 45, Moscow (1969) reprinted Met. 5, 85-109 (1970)
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Geography:

Portugal
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (38° 44' 25"N, 7° 16' 12"W)
     Recommended::   (38° 44' 25"N, 7° 16' 12"W)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 1.1 m apart

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     This is 1 of 2 approved meteorites from Evora, Portugal
     This is 1 of 8 approved meteorites from Portugal (plus 1 unapproved name)
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Synonymshelp: Alandroal (In NHM Cat)

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