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Desuri
Basic information Name: Desuri
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1962
Country: India
Mass:help 25.4 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 29  (1964)  H
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H6
Recommended:  H6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 6121 approved meteorites (plus 5 unapproved names) classified as H6.   [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 29:
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FALL OF DESURI STONY METEORITE, INDIA

Name: DESURI.

The place of fall or discovery: Desuri, Rajasthan, India; φ = 25°44'N, λ = 73°37'E.

Date of fall or discovery: FALL, , July 18th, 1962.

Class and type: STONY, olivine-bronzite chondrite.

Number of individual specimens: 1.

Total weight: 25.4 kg. (approximately).

Circumstances of the fall or discovery: The meteorite fell over some branches of Euphorbia shrubs which were destroyed. The fall is reported to have made a pit nearly 61 cm. deep. The specimen, roughly. triangular in shape and having a charred sur­face, was collected by a forest ranger who sent a small chip (about 8 gms.) to the Director General Geological Survey of India.

Source: An Artiole: P. K. Venkataraman, Ind. Minerals, v. 16, 3,304, 1962 and report of Dr. M. V. N. Murtby (Cal­cutta, India) in a letter, KLL23.1963.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 29, Moscow (1964)
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Geography:

India
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (25° 44'N, 73° 37'E)
     Recommended::   (25° 44'N, 73° 37'E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 16 approved meteorites from Rajasthan, India (plus 4 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 144 approved meteorites from India (plus 10 unapproved names) (plus 2 impact craters)
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