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Marilia
Basic information Name: Marilia
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1971
Country: Brazil
Mass:help 2.5 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 52  (1974)  H4
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H4
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H4
Recommended:  H4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 6186 approved meteorites (plus 2 unapproved names) classified as H4.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
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Writeup from MB 52:
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FALL OF THE MARILIA, BRAZIL, STONY METEORITE

Name: MARILIA

Place of fall: Marilia, Sao Paulo State, Brazil.

22°15'S, 49°56'W.

Date of fall: October 5, 1971, about 5 p.m. local time.

Class and type: Stone. Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H4).

Number of individual specimens: 7

Total weight: About 2.5 kg

Circumstances of fall: The fall was witnessed by P. E. Avanzo, Universidade Federal da Bahia, Salvador Bahia, Brasil, and his institution has the largest individual specimen recovered (780g).

Source: P. E. Avanzo, G. R. Levi-Donati and G. P. Sighinolfi. 1973. The Marilia Meteorite Shower - A Preliminary Report. Meteoritics 8, 141-147.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 52, Meteoritics 9, 101-121 (1974)
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Geography:

Brazil
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (22° 15'S, 49° 56'W)
     Recommended::   (22° 15'S, 49° 56'W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 5 approved meteorites from Sao Paulo, Brazil (plus 1 impact crater)
     This is 1 of 83 approved meteorites from Brazil (plus 6 unapproved names) (plus 7 impact craters)
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