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Lohawat
Basic information Name: Lohawat
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1994
Country: India
Mass:help 40 kg
Classification
  history:
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  Howardite
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 85  (2001)  Howardite
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Howardite
Recommended:  Howardite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 339 approved meteorites classified as Howardite.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, HED achondrites, and Howardites
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Writeup from MB 85:

Lohawat

Rajasthan, India

Fell 1994 October 30 (23:45 local time)

Achondrite (howardite)

A stone of ~40 kg fell in an open field, forming a 50 cm deep crater.  About 6 kg was collected by the GSI after the event was reported in local newspapers. Mineralogy and classification (Chattopadhyay et al., 1998; Singh et al., 1998): a polymict, regolith breccia, containing glassy spherules and anorthositic, dunitic, and gabbroic clasts embedded in a brecciated matrix. Bulk compositional data not yet available to confirm classification. Specimens: 6.245 kg, GSI.

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GSI: Geological Survey of India, 4 Chowringee Lane, Calcutta 700 016, India (institutional address; updated 18 Jul 2012)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 85, MAPS 36, A293-A322 (2001)
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Geography:

India
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (26° 57' 56"N, 72° 37' 36"E)
     Recommended::   (26° 57' 56"N, 72° 37' 36"E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 15 approved meteorites from Rajasthan, India (plus 4 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 138 approved meteorites from India (plus 10 unapproved names) (plus 2 impact craters)
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