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Avanhandava (meteorite)

Type Chondrite
Class Ordinary chondrite
Group H4
Country Brazil
Region Sao Paulo
Coordinates [1]
Observed fall Yes
Fall date 1952
TKW 9.33 kg

Avanhandava is an H chondrite meteorite that fell to earth in 1952 in São Paulo, Brazil.[2]

A total of 9.33 kilograms (20.6 lb) of this meteorite was collected after it broke up during its impact with the Earth.[3]


  • Classification 1
  • References 2
  • Bibliography 3
  • See also 4


It is classified as H4-ordinary chondrite.[1]


  1. ^ a b AvanhandavaMeteoritical Bulletin Database:
  2. ^ 68th Annual Meteoritical Society Meeting (2005) , Chondrule Magnetic Conglomerate Test of Avanhandava H4 Chondrite (T. Kohout and L. J. Pesonen, p.5202
  3. ^ The Smithsonian/NASA Astrophysics Data System


  • Paar W. et al. 1976. Revista Brasileira de Geo-ciencias 6: 201–210.
  • Kletetschka G. et al. 2003. Meteoritics & Planetary Science 38: 399-405.
  • Kohout T. et al. 2004. Physics and Chemistry of the Earth 29: 885-897.
  • Lee M. R. and Bland P. A. 2004. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 68: 893-916.
  • Terho M. et al. 1993. Studia Geopgysica et Geodaetica 37: 65-82.

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