|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||7° 57' North , 8° 5' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||7.95000,8.08333|
|Locality type:||Meteorite Fall Location|
|Meteorite Class:||Ungrouped IAB iron meteorite|
|Meteoritical Society Class:||Iron, IAB-ung|
|Metbull:||View entry in Meteoritical Bulletin Database|
|Köppen climate type:||Aw : Tropical savanna, wet|
Iron with silicate inclusions (IAB; Om)
Fell, Spring 1927; 103 kg
An iron-rich mass of 100kg was found, but it was reported that at least one other mass fell. The fall was heard by natives, but the exact date could not be fixed. The meteorite is characterized as an octahedral iron (Fe-Ni metal [8.8 wt% Ni]), but it also contains silicate inclusions.
12 valid minerals.
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Powell, B. N. (1969). Petrology and chemistry of mesosiderites—I. textures and composition of nickel-iron. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 33 (7): 789-810. (July 1969)
Bunch, T.E., Keil, K., and Olsen, E. (1970): Mineralogy and Petrology of Silicate Inclusions in Iron Meteorites. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 25, 297-340.
Ramdohr, P. (1973): The Opaque Minerals in Stony Meteorites. Elsevier Publishing Company: Amsterdam; London; New York. 245 pages.
Ruben, A. E. (1997). Mineralogy of meteorite groups: Meteoritics & Planetary Science 32 (2): 231-247. (March 1997)
Grady, M. M., (2000): Catalogue of Meteorites (5/e). Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, New York, Oakleigh, Madrid, Cape Town. 690 pages.
Benedix, G. K., Lauretta, D.S.; and McCoy, T. J., (2002): "Thermodynamic Constraints on the Formation Conditions of Silicate-Bearing IAB Iron Meteorites", Lunar and Planetary Science XXXIII.