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Rahimyar Khan
Basic information Name: Rahimyar Khan
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1983
Country: Pakistan
Mass:help 67.23 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 89  (2005)  L5
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L5
Recommended:  L5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 6546 approved meteorites (plus 4 unapproved names) classified as L5.   [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 89:

Rahimyar Khan

Rahimyar Khan, Pakistan

Fell, 1983, December

Ordinary chondrite (L5)

A few shepherds heard thundering sounds and later found a single 67.225 kg stone buried about 1 meter deep in a sand dune. Classification (A. Rubin, UCLA): The meteorite is a chondrite; Fa 23.5 mol%, S3, W1. Specimens: type specimen 25 g UCLA; main mass anonymous.

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UCLA: Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1567, United States (institutional address; updated 17 Oct 2011)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 89, MAPS 40, A201-A263 (2005)
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Pakistan
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     Recommended::   (28° 13' 30"N, 70° 12' 0"E)

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     This is 1 of 6 approved meteorites from Punjab, Pakistan
     This is 1 of 16 approved meteorites from Pakistan (plus 1 unapproved name)
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