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Stoney-Iron Meteorite | Bondoc Mesosiderite B4 | 166.8g End Cut

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Official Name: BONDOC
Official Classification: 4B Mesosiderite
Mass / Weight: 166.8 GRAMS
Origin: Bondoc Peninsula, Philippines
Description: This is a 166.8 gram end cut of the historic Bondoc meteorite. Provenance is from the Arizona State University's Center for Meteorite Studies.
"The meteorite was received by Dr. H. H. Nininger in August 1962 (Sedona, Arizona, USA). Source: Report of Dr. H. H. Nininger (Sedona, USA) to E. L. Kri­nov in a letter, IX, 15, 1962."  
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Bondoc
Basic information Name: Bondoc
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1956
Country: Philippines
Mass: 888.6 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:   MB 25   (1962)   Stony iron
NHM Catalogue:   5th Edition   (2000)   Mesosiderite
MetBase:   v. 7.1   (2006)   Mesosiderite-B4
Recommended:   Mesosiderite-B4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 4 approved meteorites classified as Mesosiderite-B4.   [show all]
Search for other: Class B mesosiderites, Mesosiderites, and Metal-rich meteorites
Writeup

Writeup from MB 25:
Warning: the following text was scanned and may contain character recognition errors. Refer to the original to be sure of accuracy.

NEW BONDOC PENINSULA STONY-IRON METEORITE, THE PHILIPPINES

Name: BONDOC PENINSULA.

The place of fall or discovery: Bondoc Peninsula, Luzon Island, the Philippines.

Date of fall or discovery: FOUND, 1956.

Class and type: STONY-IRON? (unusual); 70% of its polished surface of 255 sq. cm is stony class, 11% iron and 17%  stony-iron (mesosiderite).  Specific weight varies from 3.26 to 6.35.

Number of individual specimens: 1.

Total weight: 886.788 kg.

Circumstances of the fall or discovery:  The meteorite was received by Dr. H. H. Nininger in August 1962 (Sedona, Arizona, USA).

Source: Report of Dr. H. H. Nininger (Sedona, USA) to E. L. Kri­nov in a letter, IX, 15, 1962.

 


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