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Kediri
Basic information Name: Kediri
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1940
Country: Indonesia
Mass:help 3.3 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 53  (1975)  Chondrite
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L4
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L4
Recommended:  L4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 1652 approved meteorites (plus 4 unapproved names) classified as L4.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
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Writeup from MB 53:
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FALL OF THE KEDIRI, JAVA, STONY METEORITE

Name: KEDIRI

Place of fall: On the Soemboer Wadoek rubber plantation, about 10 km south of the town of Kediri, eastern Java, Indonesia. 7°45'S,112°01'E (Kediri).

Date of fall: Probably 1940.

Class and type: Stone. Chondrite.

Number of individual specimens: More than 70.

Total weight: Not known.

Circumstances of fall: Eyewitness accounts relate that a swarm of meteorites, travelling from north to south, fell in the Soemboer Wadoek rubber plantation around 1940; the workers on the estate collected 70 pieces of different sizes.

Source: Dr. Carleton B. Moore, Center for Meteorite Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 53, Meteoritics 10, 133-158 (1975)
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Geography:

Indonesia
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (7° 45'S, 112° 1'E)
     Recommended::   (7° 45'S, 112° 1'E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 7 approved meteorites from Jawa Timur, Indonesia
     This is 1 of 19 approved meteorites from Indonesia (plus 2 unapproved names)
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