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Dergaon
Basic information Name: Dergaon
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 2001
Country: India
Mass:help 12.5 kg
Classification
  history:
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H5
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 85  (2001)  H5
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H5
Recommended:  H5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 10071 approved meteorites (plus 18 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 85:

Dergaon

Assam, India

Fell 2001 March 2, 16:40 local time

Ordinary chondrite (H5)

Witnesses reported a fireball accompanied by two loud explosions, and felt a slight tremor.  Subsequently, H. P. Bordoloi collected the meteorite from a crater in a sugarcane field. It was in three pieces, weighing 10.3, 1.4, and 0.8 kg, respectively, with a total mass of 12.5 kg. Classification and mineralogy (K. Duorah, P. Phukan, J. Laskar, A. Muzumdar, GauU): olivine, Fa19.9; pyroxene, Fs17.8 Wo1.2. Specimens: main mass plus 150 g type specimen, Astrophysics Lab, Dept. Physics, GauU; 1.4 kg, Dergaon College;

0.8 kg, J. B. College.

Institutions
   and collections
GauU: Gauhati University Guwahati, Assam, India (institutional address)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 85, MAPS 36, A293-A322 (2001)
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Geography:

India
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (26° 41'N, 93° 52'E)
     Recommended::   (26° 41'N, 93° 52'E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 4 approved meteorites from Assam, India
     This is 1 of 144 approved meteorites from India (plus 10 unapproved names) (plus 2 impact craters)
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