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Bassikounou

Mauritania
Fell october 16, 2006 at 4 o’clock utc
H5 chondrite (S2 / WO)
Total mass : > 29.56 kg

Specimen in collection :
138 g fully crusted individual

Bassikounou is the perfect exemple of a recent meteorite fall which remained unknown to the public for several months before its discovery. In fact, the strewnfield is located in an extremely remote area where poor populations which don’t have access to modern communication technologies live.

I highly recommend the report published by the german meteorite hunter Svend Bühl. You can read it at :
http://www.meteorite-recon.com

Additional information

Provenance

  • Mohamed Sbai