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Jolomba
Basic information Name: Jolomba
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1974
Country: Angola
Mass:help 483 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 65  (1987)  Achondrite-Ca-poor
MB 80  (1996)  LL6
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  LL6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  LL6
Recommended:  LL6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 2807 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as LL6.   [show all]
Search for other: LL chondrites, LL chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
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Writeup from MB 65:
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FALL OF THE JOLOMBA, ANGOLA, STONY METEORITE

Name:                                             JOLOMBA

Place of fall:                                   Jolomba, Huambo district, Angola

                                                        11°51'S., 15°50'E.

Date of fall:                                    February 3, 1974

Class and type:                             Stone. Achondrite, Ca-poor. Diogenite.

Number of individual

   specimens:                                 1

Total weight                                  483 g

Circumstances of fall:                  After a thunderous noise, a single stone fell a few metres from a hut.

Source:                                           Prof. E. Morais, Departamento de Geologia, Universitade A. Neto, Luanda, Angola; Prof. G.P. Sighinolfi, Instituto di Mineralogia, Universita di Modena, Modena, Italy.


Writeup from MB 80:

Jolomba

   Reclassification.  This observed fall, reported in Met. Bull. 65 (1987), was originally classified as a diogenite.  Sighinolfi et al. (1991) have reclassified Jolomba as LL6.

Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 65, Meteoritics 22, 157-163 (1987)
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 80, MAPS 31, A175-A180 (1996)
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Geography:

Angola
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (11° 51'S, 15° 50'E)
     Recommended::   (11° 51'S, 15° 50'E)

Statistics:
     This is the only approved meteorite from Huambo, Angola
     This is 1 of 4 approved meteorites from Angola
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