|Basic information||Name: Devri-Khera|
This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1994
Mass: 1140 g
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 85:
Rajasthan , India
Fell 1994 October 30, 21:00 local time
Ordinary chondrite (L6)
A bright fireball, moving west-southwest to east-northeast and leaving a trail of smoke, was observed over a 150 km area. Several stones dropped in and around the villages of Devri-Khera, Manpura, and Jamunia, with the largest forming a 12" crater near Devri-Khera. The total recovered mass was 1140 g (individual masses, 516.8, 181.5, 149.5, 141.4, 51.0 g of tiny pieces; and 88.2 g of tiny pieces plus dust). Classification and mineralogy (S. Ghosh, GSI): olivine, Fa24.9; pyroxene, Fs19.3; plagioclase, An11; shock stage, S4. Specimens: GSI.
GSI: Geological Survey of India, 4 Chowringee Lane, Calcutta 700 016, India (institutional address; updated 18 Jul 2012)
|References:||Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 85, MAPS 36, A293-A322 (2001)|
This is 1 of 13 approved meteorites from Madhya Pradesh, India (plus 1 impact crater)
This is 1 of 138 approved meteorites from India (plus 10 unapproved names) (plus 2 impact craters)
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