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Rooikop 003
Basic information Name: Rooikop 003
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1991
Country: Namibia
Mass:help 902 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 78  (1995)  L4/5
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L4-5
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L4/5
Recommended:  L4/5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 77 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as L4/5.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
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Writeup from MB 78:

Rooikop 001-003 23°5.0'S, 14°42.9'E

Walvis Bay, Namibia

Found 1991 June

Ordinary chondrites

Three meteorites were found in a desert area near the border post Rooikop at the former Namibia-South Africa border by A. M. Reid, P. Jakes, M. E. Zolensky and R. McG. Miller. Details are listed in Table 3. Research specimen and information: A. M. Reid, Depart­ment of Geosciences, University of Houston, Houston, Texas 77204-5503, USA. The main masses remain at the Geological Survey of Namibia, 1 Jeans Street, P. O. Box 2168, Windhoek, Namibia. See also, Reid et al. (1995).

Data from:
  MB78
  Table 3
  Line 3:
Mass (g):902
Pieces:1
Class:L4/5
Fayalite (mol%):23.7
Ferrosilite (mol%):20.4
Classifier:
Type spec location:A. M. Reid, Univ. Houston
Main mass:Geol. Surv. Namibia
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 78, Meteoritics 30, 792-796 (1995)
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Geography:

Namibia
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (23° 5' 0"S, 14° 42' 54"E)
     Recommended::   (23° 5' 0"S, 14° 42' 54"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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Synonymshelp: RM2134 (From MetBase)

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