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Dhajala
Basic information Name: Dhajala
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1976
Country: India
Mass:help 45 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 55  (1978)  H3-4
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H3.8
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H3.8
Recommended:  H3.8    [explanation]

This is 1 of 78 approved meteorites classified as H3.8.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
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Writeup from MB 55:
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THE FALL OF THE DHAJALA, INDIA, STONY METEORITE

Name: DHAJALA

Place of fall: Near Dhajala, Sayla Taluka, India.

22°22'40"N., 71°25'38"E.

Date of fall: January 28, 1976, 2040 hrs.

Class and type: Stone. Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H3-4).

Number of individual

specimens: Approximately 300.

Total weight: About 45 kg, largest mass 12 kg.

Circumstances of fall: A brilliant fireball was seen, several times brighter than the full moon, and a hissing sound and detonations were heard. The fall ellipse extended NE to SW over a distance of about 17 km.

Source: N. Bhandari, D. Lal, J.R. Trivedi and Bhatnagar, 1976. The Dhajala meteorite shower. Meteoritics 11, 137-147.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 55, Meteoritics 13, 327-352 (1978)
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Geography:

India
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (22° 22' 40"N, 71° 25' 38"E)
     Recommended::   (22° 22' 40"N, 71° 25' 38"E)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 1 m apart

Strewnfield map:Google Earth Dhajala_strewnfield.kmz

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 5 approved meteorites from Gujarat, India (plus 1 unapproved name)
     This is 1 of 143 approved meteorites from India (plus 10 unapproved names) (plus 2 impact craters)
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