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Chitado
Basic information Name: Chitado
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1966
Country: Angola
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 53  (1975)  H6
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L6
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 10020 approved meteorites (plus 3 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 53:
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FALL OF THE CHITADO, ANGOLA, STONY METEORITE

Name: CHITADO

Place of fall: Near Chitado, southwest Angola

17°21'S, 13°58'E (Chitado).

Date of fall: October 20, 1966.

Class and type: Stone. Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H6).

Number of individual specimens: Many

Total weight: Not known.

Circumstances of fall: On October 20, 1966, a shower of meteorites fell near Chitado, within an area of approximately 6 km2. Several stones weighing several hundred grams each and a few of some kilograms were collected and are preserved in the museum of the Servicos de Geologia e Minas in Luanda.

Source: M. Portugal Ferreira, Orlando Gaspar, and N. McRae. 1971. The Chitado (SW Angola) meteorite. Estudos, Notas e Trabalhos, Servicos Fomento Mineiro, 20, 209-234.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 53, Meteoritics 10, 133-158 (1975)
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Geography:

Angola
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (17° 21'S, 13° 58'E)
     Recommended::   (17° 21'S, 13° 58'E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 3 approved meteorites from Cunene, Angola
     This is 1 of 4 approved meteorites from Angola
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