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Mayo Belwa meteorite, Adamawa State, Nigeria

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 8° 58' North , 12° 5' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 8.96666666667, 12.0833333333
A fireball was seen by herdsmen and sounds were heard over an area extending to 25 km from the impact site. A single stone of mass 4.85 kg, partially covered by a thin fusion crust, was recovered and sent to the Geological Survey of Nigeria. It smelt strongly of sulphur when first received. Mayo Belwa is one of 9 recovered aubrites (enstatite achondrites) which were observed to fall. The meteorite has been heavily shocked in its past (an impact melt breccia).

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A.L. Graham, A.J. Easton and R. Hutchison, 1977. The Mayo Belwa meteorite: a new enstatite achondrite fall. Mineralogical Magazine 41, 487-492.
Alan E. Rubin (2010). Impact melting in the Cumberland Falls and Mayo Belwa aubrites. Meteoritics & Planetary Science 45, #2, 265-275.

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