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Kabo is an H4 (ordinary) chondrite that fell the afternoon of April 25, 1971 in the Gwarzo District of Kano State, Nigeria.

According to the Meteoritical Bulletin (MB 51), the meteorite’s fall to Earth was witnessed by farmers at work in their fields near the town of Kabo, approaching from the west.  A field investigation report referenced therein recounts that “thunder-like sounds were heard consecutively and these were followed by the inclined descent of a reddish object with trails of cloudy smoke following it”.

Multiple stones were recovered, totaling 13.4 kg  of material.


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