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Magombedze
Basic information Name: Magombedze
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1990
Country: Zimbabwe
Mass:help 667 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 71  (1991)  H6
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H5
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H3-5
Recommended:  H3-5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 75 approved meteorites classified as H3-5.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
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Writeup from MB 71:
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Magombedze

Masvingo District, Zimbabwe

Fell July 2, 1990, 1730 hrs.

Stone. Ordinary chondrite (H6, brecciated)

Several stones are reported to have fallen after three separate detonations were heard near the village Magombedze, 54 km ENE of the town Gutu, for which the coordinates are given. Three larger fragments and several small chips of total weight 666.6 g were recovered. Classification, olivine Fa19, pyroxene Fs16, has light-dark texture, Glenn J. MacPherson, chemical analysis 26.42% total Fe, 9.66% FeO, E. Jarosewich, both at Division of Meteorites, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. 20560, USA. Information P. Lowenstein, Ministry of Mines, Geological Survey Dep., P. O. Box 8093, Harare, Zimbabwe.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 71, Meteoritics 26, 255-262 (1991)
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Geography:

Zimbabwe
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (19° 38'S, 31° 10'E)
     Recommended::   (19° 29'S, 31° 39'E)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 53.3 km apart

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     This is the only approved meteorite from Masvingo, Zimbabwe
     This is 1 of 4 approved meteorites from Zimbabwe
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