|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
This is 1 of 9875 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)
Writeup from MB 53:
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FALL OF THE CHITADO, ANGOLA, STONY METEORITE
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.
|References:||Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 53, Meteoritics 10, 133-158 (1975)|
This is 1 of 3 approved meteorites from Cunene, Angola
This is 1 of 4 approved meteorites from Angola
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