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Hoba meteorite

(hoh -bă) The world's largest single meteorite mass, found in 1920 near Grootfontein, Namibia. It is an iron meteorite weighing 60 tonnes and measures 2.7 × 2.7 × 1 meters. It still lies at its original resting place and produced no crater, being only partly buried in the ground. A good percentage has rusted away.
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The Hoba Meteorite, located on a farm 18 km from Grootfontein in northern Namibia, is claimed to be the largest in the world.
Caption: HOBA METEORITE Due to its enormous weight (about 60 tons), the largest meteorite found on Earth, the Hoba iron meteorite in Namibia, still sits where a farmer discovered it in 1920.
The HOBA meteorite of Nambia is the largest measuring 60 tonnes.
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