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Karasburg
Basic information Name: Karasburg
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1964
Country: Namibia
Mass:help 12 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 53  (1975)  Iron
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  IIIAB
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  IIIAB?
Recommended:  Iron, IIIAB?    [explanation]

This is 1 of 4 approved meteorites classified as Iron, IIIAB?.   [show all]
Search for other: IIIAB irons, Iron meteorites, and Metal-rich meteorites
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Writeup from MB 53:
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DISCOVERY OF THE KARASBURG, SOUTH WEST AFRICA, IRON METEORITE

Name: KARASBURG

Place of find: Farm Duurdrift Nord, District of Warmbad, 45 km NNE of Karasburg, South West Africa.

27°40'S, 18°58'E.

Date of find: Not reported.

Class and type: Iron. Medium octahedrite.

Number of individual specimens: 1

Total weight: Not reported.

Circumstances of find: The specimen is in the collection of the Johannesburg Museum, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Source: V. F. Buchwald. 1969. "Bushman Land" and "Karasburg," two new iron meteorites from SW Africa. Meteoritics 4, 265 -266.

Buchwald The following entries were found for Karasburg 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. 53, Meteoritics 10, 133-158 (1975)
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Geography:

Namibia
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (27° 40'S, 18° 58'E)
     Recommended::   (27° 40'S, 18° 58'E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 2 approved meteorites from Karasburg, Namibia
     This is 1 of 18 approved meteorites from Namibia (plus 1 impact crater)
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