The place of fall or discovery:
Ehole, near the village of Namakunde, Angola, Africa; approximately 4 km from the border of
Date of fall or discovery: FALL, August 31, 1961, about 16 hrs. 45 min. local time
Class and type: STONY, crystalline chondrite
The number of individual specimens: 2
Total Weight: Unknown
The circumstances of the fall or discovery: The movement of the stones from west to east was heard.
The sound resembled that of thunder accompanied by a cracking like machinegun fire. Local inhabitants
heard the meteorite strike the ground. Immediately afterwards two stones, which fell at a distance of
about 400 metres from each other, were discovered burrowed in the sand at a depth of approximately 25 cm.
The specimen received by the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory weighed 2.4 kg. Part of the
specimen, weighing 1530 gr, has been transfered to the United States National Museum at Washington, USA.
Source: Letter from Dr. John A. Wood (Cambridge, USA), to E. L. Krinov, November 17, 1961.