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Katagum
Basic information Name: Katagum
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1999
Country: Nigeria
Mass:help 1500 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 91  (2007)  L6
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 10989 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)
Comments: Approved 1 Sep 2006
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Writeup from MB 91:

Katagum                                                          11°20N, 10°5E

Katagum, Bauchi State, Nigeria

Fall: 1999, first week of September, ~15:00 GMT

Ordinary chondrite (L6)

History: A stone was recovered near the village of Gadai, a few kilometers due northwest of Katagum, Bauchi State, Nigeria, by the chief of the village. The stone fell during a rainy day on a grazing ground. The fall was accompanied by a thunderous noise. According to Ohene Boansi Apea (BUK), who provided this report, another stone from this fall was found, but the information about it has been lost.

Physical characteristics: A 1500 g fusion-crusted stone.

Mineral compositions: (Ohene Boansi Apea, BUK; T. McCoy, SI) Fa23.6±0.2, Fs19.9±0.3.

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L6); S2.

Type specimen: A 20 g sample is on deposit at BUK. Zaki holds the main mass.

Data from:
  MB91
  Table 1
  Line 15:
Date:1999 Sep
Latitude:11°02'N
Longitude:10°05'E
Mass (g):~1500
Pieces:1
Class:L6
Shock stage:S2
Fayalite (mol%):23.6 ± 0.2
Ferrosilite (mol%):19.9 ± 0.3
Classifier:Ohene Boansi Apea, BUK, and T. McCoy, SI
Type spec mass (g):20
Type spec location:BUK
Main mass:Zaki
Institutions
   and collections
BUK: Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria; Website (institutional address; updated 12 Feb 2011)
SI: Department of Mineral Sciences, NHB-119, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC 20560, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 16 Jan 2012)
Zaki: Zaki Local Government Area, Bauchi State, Nigeria (institutional address)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 91, MAPS 42, 413-466 (2007)
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Geography:

Nigeria
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (11° 20'N, 10° 5'E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 3 approved meteorites from Bauchi, Nigeria
     This is 1 of 20 approved meteorites from Nigeria
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