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Gobabeb
Basic information Name: Gobabeb
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1969
Country: Namibia
Mass:help 27 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 53  (1975)  H4
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H4
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H4
Recommended:  H4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 5963 approved meteorites (plus 2 unapproved names) classified as H4.   [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 53:
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DISCOVERY OF THE GOBABEB, SOUTH WEST AFRICA, STONY METEORITE

Name: GOBABEB

Place of find: About 8 miles SSE of Gobabeb.

23°33'S, 15°02'E.

Date of find: 1969

Class and type: Stone. Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H4).

Number of individual specimens: One 23 kg mass plus a number of fragments.

Total weight: Approximately 27 kg.

Circumstances of find: Found on the flank of a 100-meter high sand dune by a member of the Namib Desert Research Station at Gobabeb.

Source: R. F. Fudali and A. F. Noonan. 1975. A new chondrite from South West Africa: the coexistance of equilibrated silicates and unequilibrated spinels. Meteoritics, 10, 31-39.

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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:   (23° 33'S, 15° 2'E)
     Recommended::   (23° 33'S, 15° 2'E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 5 approved meteorites from Swakopmund, Namibia
     This is 1 of 18 approved meteorites from Namibia (plus 1 impact crater)
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