U's..ARN's History of Meteorites
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Uberaba.....................................19'49' S., 48'47' W.
Minas Gerais, Brazil
Fell 1903, June 29, 1000 hrs
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H5), veined.
After the appearance of a luminous meteor (travelling from NE. to 
SW.) and detonations, a stone of about 30-40kg was seen to fall about 
50 miles west of Uberaba.  Analysis, 26.08 % total iron 

Ucera.......................................11'3' N., 69'51' W.
Falcon, Venezuela
Fell 1970, January 16, 1900 hrs, approx.
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H5).
A single crusted stone of 4.95kg fell near a house in Caserio Ucera, 
50-60 km SSW. of Coro, and was obtained by the Coro police, who 
reported that the fall was accompanied by a fireball and an explosion.  
Analysis,  26.43 % total iron .

Uchkuduk....................................41'46'N, 62'31'E
Bukharskaya region, Uzbekistan
Fell on 1989 June 21, 18:00
Ordinary chondrite (L6,shock staged )
Cowboys heard a sonic sound boom and saw a small dust cloud at 
the impact site.  They found two fragments about 1kg, in a small crater 
in a sand field .

Udall Park..................................32'15' N., 110'50' W.
Tucson, Pima County, Arizona, USA
Found 1985 February
Ordinary Chondrite   (H4)
One stone of about 150 grams was found by T. Davis in Udall Park, a 
park in a desert scrub terrane within the city limits of Tucson.  The 
main mass is with Robert Haag.

Udaipur
Rajasthan, India,
Fell
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H4).
A stone weighing about 1.2kg fell.  Rare gas data and partial
Analysis, 28.2 %  total iron .

Udeiat el Had...............................29'25' N., 20'30' E.
Agedabia, Cyrenaika, Libya
Found March 1988
Stone Ordinary Chondrite  (L6)
A single crusted mass of 658 g was found in the Udeiat el Had about 
50 km SE of  the Gheizel meteorite by the same finder.

Udei Station................................7'57' N., 8'5' E.
Benue river, Nigeria
Fell 1927, in the spring                 
Iron. Octahedrite,  medium  (0.6mm) with silicate inclusions  (IA).
A mass of 226lb was found, but it was reported that at least
one other mass fell.  The fall was heard by natives, 
but the exact date cannot be fixed . 
Classed as a Copiapo-type iron with silicate inclusions.
Analysis of metal, 8.83 %Ni, 60.4 ppm.Ga, 204 ppm.Ge, 0.51 ppm.Ir.
Shock loaded to less than 120 kbar pressure .

Uden........................................51'39' N., 5'37' E
Noord-Brabant, Holland
Fell 1840, June 12, 1030 hrs
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite, amphoterite (LL6).
After detonations, a stone of 0.71kg was seen to fall .

Udipi.......................................13'29' N., 74'47' E
South Kanara district, Karnataka, India
Fell 1866, April, 1000 hrs
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H5), veined.
After detonations, a stone of about 8lb was seen to fall at Yedabettu 
village (13'29'N., 74'47'E.) in Udipi taluq, Proc. Madras Govt. Public 
Dept. April 5, 1869 .

Uegit.......................................3'49' N., 43'20' E.   
Alto Guiba, Somalia
Found 1921
Iron.  Octahedrite, medium (0.9mm) (IIIA).
A discoid mass of about 252kg was found at Dersa, east of Uegit.  
Analysis, 7.4 % Ni .

Ufana.......................................4'16' S., 35'21' E
Mbulu district, Arusha, Tanzania
Fell 1957, August 5, 1820 hrs
Stone.  Enstatite chondrite (E6).
Two fragments,101.1g and 88.1g, were collected.  

Ularring....................................29'58' S., 120'36' E.
Western Australia, Australia
Found 1970
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6).
A single oriented stone, 271.8g, was found 300 metres N. of the 
Golden Wonder Gold mine, 6 miles S. of the former township of 
Ularring .

Ulmiz.......................................46'56' N., 7'13' E.
Murten, canton Freiburg, Switzerland
Fell 1926, December 25, 0650 hrs
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L).
Ten fragments totalling 76.5g were collected .

Ultuna......................................59'49' N., 17'40' E.
Uppsala, Sweden
Found 1944
Doubtful.  Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H).
A small stone was found during excavations in Ultuna in 1944.  
Probably part of the Hessle shower of 1869 according to K. 
Frcdriksson. 

Ulysses.....................................37'36' N., 101'15' W.
Grant County, Kansas, U.S.A.
Found 1927, approx., recognized 1932
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H4).
One stone of 3.9kg was found about 5 miles SE. of Ulysses .

Umbala......................................30'20' N., 76'20' E.
Patiala district, Punjab, India
Fell 1822, or 1823
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene  chondrite, amphoterite (LL5).
A stone of 3.5oz, (100g) "fell about 40 miles west of Ambala between  
the Jumna and Punjab in 1822/3"  .

Umbarger....................................34'57' N., 102'7'3' W.
Randall County, Texas, U.S.A.
Found 1954, recognized 1979
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L3-6).
A single, highly oxidised, stone of 13kg was found 2.9km WSW. of 
Umbarger.  It has fractures filled with plagioclase and maskelynite .

Um Habib....................................21'30' N., 50'30' E.
Al-Hadida, Rub al Khali, Saudi Arbia
Found 1960
Stone. Olivine hypersthene chondrite (L6) . Veined
This is a 696 gram end piece from part of a collection of Saudi Arabian 
meteorites. 

Um-Hadid....................................21'41'42' N., 50'35'48' E.
Rub'al Khali, Saudi Arabia
Found
Stony-iron.  Mesosiderite (MES).
Oxidized fragments up to 1kg in weight were found associated with
a crater 10 metres in diameter 15.4kg collected .

Umm as Samim (UaS)
UaS 002 02/04/2001 .........................21º19.4' 56º25.3' 
1048 1 H5 S1 W2 18.3 17 1.4 52 Vr2

UaS 003 04/01/2001 .........................21º19.2' 56º25.0' 
991 1 H3.7 S1 W4 16.1 13.97 1.1 156 Vr5

Umm Ruaba...................................13'28' N., 31'13' E.
Kordofan, Sudan
Fell 1966, December 27, 1300-1400 hrs
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L5).
Following a thundering sound, a bolide was seen to fall.  A complete 
individual, 1.4kg, and a broken fragment, 300g were recovered some 
90 km N. of the town of Umm Ruaba.  Analysis, 22.64 % total iron .

Umm Tina....................................19'1'40' N., 51'5' E.
Rub'al Khali, Saudi Arabia
Found 1932, February 20
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6).
About twelve fragments, totalling 70.2g, were found by H.St.J. Philby.  
Though badly oxidized, they clearly differ from the Suwahib ('Ain 
Sala), Suwahib (Adraj) and Suwahib (Buwah) stones from the same 
district .

Undulung ..................................66°8'20" N, 124°46'00" E
Yakutiya, Russia.
Fell 1986 September 11
Ordinary chondrite (L4)
The crew of a helicopter, while in flight, saw an object falling nearby.
The object landed on a bar in the Undulung River, a right-hand
tributary of the Lena River 80 km south of Zhigansk, Yakutiya, Russia.
The crew immediately landed on the bar and found a small black
stone, which was warm.  The stone was broken into two parts of 97.7

Union County................................34'45' N., 84'0' W.  
Union County, Georgia, U.S.A.
Found 1853
Iron.  Octahedrite, coarsest (2.lmm) (IC).
A mass of about 15lb was found. 
Analysis, 6.12 %Ni, 54.8 ppm.Ga, 245 ppm.Ge, 2.1 ppm.Ir.
Shock-hardened but not annealed .

Unkoku......................................34'48' N., 127'0' E.  
Zenranando, South Korea
Fell 1924, September 7
Stone.  Chondrite.
A stone of 1kg fell. 

Unter-Massing...............................49'5'25' N., 11'20'0' E.
Bayern, Germany
Found 1920
Iron.  Octahedrite, plessitie (IIC),
A mass of 80kg was found at a depth of 1.5 metres, about 2 miles east 
of Unter-Miissing, near the junction of the roads to Rbckenhofen and 
Oesterberg.  
Analysis, 9.80 %Ni, 37.1 ppm.Ga, 101 ppm.Ge, 4.4 ppm.Ir .

Ur..........................................30'54' N., 46'1' E.
Chaldea, Iraq
Found, prehistoric, about 2500 B.C.
Iron.
During excavations at Ur, fragments of iron were found containing  
10.9% Ni and undoubtedly of meteoritic origin, Oxidized metal, 
perhaps a broken disc, about 10 cm in diameter and 3 mm thick was 
found corroded on to copper.  Parts of the copper are in Philadelphia 
and of the iron in Bagdad has veins of metal with 28.7-29.6% Ni in an 
oxidized matrix with 5.0, 6.1% Ni, undoubtedly meteoritic .

Ural........................................55'48' N., 66'0' E.
Vargashskij District, Kurganskaya Region, USSR
Found july 1981, known since 1983
Stone Chondrite
A single mass of 9.4 kg was found on the edge of a ploughed field. 
It was found by a farmer riding by on a bicycle, L.A. Orlov .

Urasaki.....................................34'29' N., 133'17' E.
Numakuma, Hiroshima, Honshu, Japan
Fell 1926, April 16
Stone?.
A mass  of  1500g  fell .

Uruachi.....................................27'21' N, 108'14' W
Chihuaahua, Mexico
Found 1989                                    
Iron , medium octahedrite    (IIIAB)
A single mass weighing 13kg was found .  Analysis, 8.26 Ni, 19.1ppm 
Ga, 3.28 ppm Ir.  Main mass with Robert Haag .

Uruaçu .....................................14°32' S, 48°46' W
Goiás, Brazil
Found 1992
Iron (IAB)
Four masses have been recovered:  (1) 29 kg, (2) 25.2 kg, (3) 300 g,
and (4) 18 kg, on the property of Mr. Wilson Rezende.  Mass (1) was
found by a cattleman in 1992, masses (2) and (3) were found in 1994
and 1999 respectively by Célio Rezende, and mass (4) by miners
prospecting for gold in 2000.  Classification (M. E. Zucolotto, MNRJ;
J. Wasson UCLA):  cohenite-schreibersite-rich iron.  Bulk composition:
Co = 0.46%, Ni = 6.43%, Ga = 89.6 ppm, As = 11.6 ppm, Ir = 3.36 ppm,
Au = 1.46 ppm.  The composition is indistinguishable from Campo
del Cielo.  Specimens:  type specimen, mass (2), MNRJ, Brazil; main
mass:  Mr. Carvalho, mass (1) and (4).

Uruq al Hadd 002 ...........................~18°30' N, 52°10'E
Oman
Found 1996
Ordinary chondrite (H3)
A complete, baseball-shaped stone (total weight ~ 3.7kg) with
well-preserved fusion crust was found in 1996 by Said Rams
Hatrush Al-Hairisi near sand dunes near the NW corner of Oman.
It was brought to the Ministry of Industry and Minerals, Salalah
for identification, and a fragment was sent to the Ministry of
Industry and Minerals for chemical analysis. Petrologic grade
based on cathodoluminescence colours is 3.8/3.9. Classification
and analysis (E. Gnos, UBE; B. Hofmann, NMBE; A. Al-Kathiri,
UBE): olivine Fa14.2-20.3; pyroxene, Fs11.9-21.2. Specimens:
(96.225g) at NMBE, main mass at Ministry of Commerce and
Industry, Salalah.

Usti nad Orlici.............................49'58'30' N., 16'22'30' E.
Kergartice, Gradez Kralove, Czechoslovakia
Fell 1963, June 12, 1358 hrs
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6).
One mass of 1269g fell and made a hole 40 cm deep and 30 cm in 
diameter .
 
Ust-Nyukzha.................................56'23' N., 120'28' E.
Tynda district, Amur Region , Russia
Found 1992 September 6
Iron  (Fine octahedrite, IIIC)
A mass of 44 kg was found by geologist A. Velma and O. 
Kryzhanovsky in the eastern mountains of Kalarsky ridge, apx.
76 km from the Ust-Nyukzha village.  Analysis 11.08% Ni .

Ute Creek...................................36'12' N., 103'54' W. 
Union County, New Mexico, U.S.A.
Found 1936
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H4).
Several fragments, totalling 2kg, were found .

Utrecht.....................................52'7' N., 5'11' E.
Holland
Fell 1843, June 2, 2000 hrs
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6), veined.
After detonations, a stone of 7kg was seen to fall near Blaauw-Kapel, 
3 miles east of Utrecht and three days later.  A second stone of 2.7kg 
was found at Loevenhoutje, 2 miles away .

Utzenstorf..................................47'7' N., 7'33' E.
canton Bem, Switzerland
Fell 1928, August 16, 1900 hrs
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite  chondritc  (H5).
Fell on the farm Stigli and was found 11 days later; three pieces were 
recovered, totalling 3422g.  The largest was 2764g.
Analysis, 28.75  %  total  iron .

Uvalde......................................29'12' N., 99'46' W.
Uvalde County, Texas, U.S.A.
Found  1915, approx., recognized 1938
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H), veined.
One mass and fragments, totalling 7.5kg, were recognized as
meteoritic .

Uwet........................................5'17' N., 8'15' E.
Calabar, Cross, Nigeria
Found 1903, known before this year
Iron.  Hexahedrite (IIA).
A mass of about 120lb, said to have fallen about 80 years before 
1907, was preserved by the natives.  In 1908 a piece of about 20lb 
was sawn off and presented to the Brit. Mus. (Nat.  Hist.).  Analysis. 
5.61 % Ni, 62.3 ppm.Ga, 182 ppm .Ge, 2.6 ppm.Ir.  Description, 
weathered,so did not fall in 1825; reheated cosmically . 

Uwharric.....................................35'31' N., 79'58' W.
Randolph County, North Carolina, U.S.A.
Found 1930
Iron.  Octahedrite, medium (1.1mm) (IIIA).
A mass of 72.7kg was found.
Analysis, 7.83 % Ni, 20.6 ppm.Ga, 39.0 ppm.Ge, 3.6 ppm.Ir.
Shocked and annealed .

Uzcudun.......................................44'7' S., 66'9' W.
Departamento Ameghino, Chubut, Argentina
Fell April 16, 1948, 16:00
Stone. Ordinary Chondrite (L group)
A stone of about 20 kg fell about 200 m from the farm La Filomena,
producing a loud noise and a 1 m deep hole.