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Bushman Land
Basic information Name: Bushman Land
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1933 or 1932
Country: South Africa?
Mass:help 3 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 53  (1975)  IVA
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  IVA
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  IVA
Recommended:  Iron, IVA    [explanation]

This is 1 of 80 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as Iron, IVA.   [show all]
Search for other: Iron meteorites, IVA irons, and Metal-rich meteorites
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Writeup from MB 53:
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DISCOVERY OF THE BUSHMAN LAND, SOUTH AFRICA, IRON METEORITE

Name: BUSHMAN LAND

Place of find: On a farm in the Carnarvon district, Cape Province, South Africa. 30°59'S, 22°08'E. (Carnarvon).

Date of find: Around 1933.

Class and type: Iron. Fine octahedrite (IVA).

Number of individual specimens: 1

Total weight: 2.865 kg

Circumstances of find: Not known.

Source: V. F. Buchwald. 1969. "Bushman Land" and "Karasburg," two new iron meteorites from SW Africa. Meteoritics 4, 265-266. R. Shaudy, J. T.

Wasson and V. F. Buchwald. 1972. A reinvestigation of irons with Ge concentrations lower than 1 ppm. Icarus 17 174-192.

Buchwald The following entries were found for Bushman Land in Buchwald (1975)
[Buchwald, Vagn F. (1975) Handbook of Iron Meteorites. University of California Press, 1418 pp.]
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 53, Meteoritics 10, 133-158 (1975)
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Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (30° 59'S, 22° 8'E)
     Recommended::   (30°S, 20°E)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 231.9 km apart

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     This is the only approved meteorite from Northern Cape?, South Africa?
     This is the only approved meteorite from South Africa?
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