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An MPOD Classic
from 21 August 2013

Cold Bokkeveld   contributed by Shawn Allen, IMCA 1633   MetBul Link

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1.2 grams.   CM2

TKW 5.2 kg. Fall observed October 13, 1838, in Cape Province, South Africa.

Found at the arrow (green or red) on this map.

Shawn writes:
This meteorite fall can't get any better when Cold Bokkeveld is the first CM meteorite fall and the first meteorite fall to come from South Africa. What a gem to have in any meteorite collection. The fragment I am showcasing on Meteorite Picture of the Day is a 1.26g fragments and looks fresh as the day it fell :)

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Bernd Pauli
 8/21/2019 4:55:13 PM
And as already mentioned on August 21, 2013: it looks more like Murchison than C.B.
John Divelbiss
 8/21/2019 1:35:23 PM
1889 for Mighei...and it is the namesake for the CM group (NOT Murchison as some might think)
Rob Wesel
 8/21/2019 12:11:14 PM
Isn't Mighei the first CM fall?

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