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St. Francis Bay
Basic information Name: St. Francis Bay
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1976
Country: Namibia
Mass:help 532 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 55  (1978)  L6
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L6
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 11278 approved meteorites (plus 6 unapproved names) classified as L6.   [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 55:
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DISCOVERY OF THE ST. FRANCIS BAY, SOUTH WEST AFRICA, STONY METEORITE

Name: ST. FRANCIS BAY

Place of find: St. Francis Bay, South West Africa.

25°04'S., 14°53'E.

Date of find: June 6, 1976.

Class and type: Stone. Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6). Olivine, Fa24.5.

Number of individual

specimens: 1

Total weight: 531.6 g

Circumstances of find: Collected on a sand dune near the sea shore.

Source: Dr. E. Holm, Department of Entomology, Univer­sity of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa..

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 55, Meteoritics 13, 327-352 (1978)
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Geography:

Namibia
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (25° 4'S, 14° 53'E)
     Recommended::   (25° 4'S, 14° 53'E)

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