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Basic information Name: Medanitos
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1953
Country: Argentina
Mass:help 31 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 10  (1958)  Eucrite
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  Eucrite
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Eucrite-cm
Recommended:  Eucrite-cm    [explanation]

This is 1 of 52 approved meteorites classified as Eucrite-cm.   [show all]
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Writeup from MB 10:
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MEDANITOS. Dept. Tiuogasta, Province Catamarca, Argentina. φ = 27°15' S; λ = 67°30' W.

Fell 1953, July 14, 14h.

Stone, eucrite.

The individual specimens by weight 25 and 6 gr.

The meteorite fall was happened in a day with a bright sun, without clouds. The bolide flew ho­rizontally from south to north and leaved a white smoke-train that became of a zigzag shape. It was heard a sound like a thunder. Beth specimens are preserved in the Vatican collection of meteorites.

Source: E. W. Salpeter S.J. The Vatican Collection of Meteorites. 1957. Specola Vaticana.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 10, Moscow (1958)
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     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (27° 15'S, 67° 30'W)
     Recommended::   (27° 15'S, 67° 30'W)

     This is 1 of 3 approved meteorites from Catamarca, Argentina
     This is 1 of 81 approved meteorites from Argentina (plus 9 unapproved names) (plus 2 impact craters)
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Synonymshelp: Medanos (In NHM Cat)

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