Bondoc Mesosiderite-B4 meteorite
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The Bondoc history
The Bondoc meteorite came down in the Philippines. It had been known to the local population for a long time, but in 1956 the meteorite received its official recognition. It was H. H. Nininger who recognised the stone as a meteorite and not as a low-grade iron ore as was usually reported. It took Nininger 3.5 years to extract the 888.6 kg meteorite from the jungle and bring it to Sedona, Arizona USA for further research.
The Bondoc meteorite is a Mesosiderite-B4. There are only 3 other meteorites with this classification. The Bondoc meteorite has large iron nodules interspersed with a stony mineral mix. This makes the Bondoc a typical stone-iron meteorite. The difference within the meteorite is large. Where some pieces are almost metal-free, other pieces consist of almost solid iron