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Kaaba
Basic information Name: Kaaba
     This is NOT an official name: Doubtful meteorite.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1772
Country: Saudi Arabia
Classification
  history:
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Pseudometeorite
Recommended:  Doubtful stone    [explanation]

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Writeup from MB online:
Scientific references regarding the nature of the Kaaba stone (from MetBase and NASA ADS):

Partsch, P. (1856) Über den schwarzen Stein in der Kaaba zu Mekka. Sitzungsberichte der Akademie der Wissenschaften, mathematisch-naturwissenschaftliche Klasse, Wien. 22, 393-394.

Partsch, P. (1857) Über den schwarzen Stein der Kaaba zu Mekka.  Denkschriften der Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien. Kl., 13, 1-5. 

Müller, A. (1885) Über den schwarzen Stein Ka'aba zu Mekka. Allgemeine Geschichte in Einzeldarstellungen, herausg. V.W.Oncken. II
      Hauptabt. IV Theil: Der Islam im Morgen- und Abendland. 199-203.

Wülfing, E.A. (1897) Die Meteoriten in Sammlungen und ihre Literatur, Tübingen, Laupp'schen Buchhandlung, p.400.

Khan, M.A.R. (1938) Pop. Astron., Northfield, Minnesota, 46, p.403 (M.A.7-176).

Dietz, Robert S. and McHone, John (1974) Kaaba stone: presumably not a meteorite (abstract). Meteoritics 9, 334.

Dietz, R.S.  and McHone, J. (1974) Kaaba Stone: Not A Meteorite, Probably an AGATE. Meteoritics 9,  173-179

Thomsen, Elsebeth (1980) New light on the origin of the holy black stone of the Ka'ba. Meteoritics, 15, 87-91.

Axon, H. J. (1982) The black stone of the Ka'ba: suggestions as to its constitution. Journal of Materials Science Letters 1, 10-12.

Graham, A.L. et al. (1985) Catalogue of Meteorites,  p.183.
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Geography:

Saudi Arabia
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (21° 25'N, 39° 54'E)
     Recommended::   (21° 25'N, 39° 54'E)
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Synonymshelp: Mecca (In NHM Cat)

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