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Gursum
Basic information Name: Gursum
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1981
Country: Ethiopia
Mass:help 34.65 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 61  (1983)  L
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H4
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H4/5
Recommended:  H4/5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 501 approved meteorites classified as H4/5.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
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Writeup from MB 61:
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FALL OF THE GURSUM, ETHIOPIA, STONY METEORITE

Name: GURSUM

Place of fall: About 5 km west of the village of Gursum, Hater region, Ethiopia.

9°22'N., 42°25'E.

Date of fall: February 10, 1981, 1330 hrs

Class and type: Stone. Olivine-hypersthene chondrite.

Number of individual

specimens: 3

Total weight: 34.65 kg

Circumstances of fall: After a fireball and sonic boom, three fragments were recovered by Ethiopian servicemen.

Source: Dr. Getaneh Assefa, Department of Geology, Addis Ababa University, P.O. Box 1176, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 61, Meteoritics 18, 77-83 (1983)
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Geography:

Ethiopia
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (9° 22'N, 42° 25'E)
     Recommended::   (9° 22'N, 42° 25'E)

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     This is 1 of 2 approved meteorites from Harerge, Ethiopia
     This is 1 of 6 approved meteorites from Ethiopia
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