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Basic information Name: Chisenga
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1988
Country: Malawi
Mass:help 3.92 kg
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 72  (1992)  Iron
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  IIIAB
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  IIIAB
Recommended:  Iron, IIIAB    [explanation]

This is 1 of 331 approved meteorites classified as Iron, IIIAB.   [show all]
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Writeup from MB 72:
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Chitipa District, Malawi

Fell in the afternoon of January 17, 1988

Iron. Coarse octahedrite (1.5 mm kamacite bandwidth)

The fall was eye-witnessed by a woman who was 12.5 m away from the landing site; it was accompanied by a loud explosion. A mass of 3.92 kg was recovered by the police from a hole 30 cm deep. The landing site is about 50 km from Chitipa Boma, for which the coordinates are given. Classification and analysis, 6.2% Ni, 0.6% Co, 136 ppm Ag, 68 ppm Zn, 0.1 ppm Au, 0 ppm As, L. S. Chapola, Geological Survey Department, P. O. Box 27, Zomba, Malawi; published in J. African Earth Sci. 12, 1991, 533-536. The main mass is at the National Museum of Malawi. Information, A. L. Graham, The Natural History Museum, London, UK.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 72, Meteoritics 27, 109-117 (1992)
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     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (10° 3' 34"S, 33° 23' 42"E)
     Recommended::   (10° 3' 34"S, 33° 23' 42"E)

     This is 1 of 2 approved meteorites from Northern, Malawi
     This is 1 of 6 approved meteorites from Malawi
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