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18 May 2022
18 May 2022
18 May 2022
18 May 2022

Twannberg (Switzerland) – Iron IIG

Twannberg 47°05.73′N, 7°09.45′E Twannberg, Canton of Berne, Switzerland Find: 1984 Iron (IIG) History: Two additional masses of Twannberg were recovered in 2000 and 2005, in both cases in non-natural settings indicating earlier collection. Mass II (2246 g) was found in August 2000 in the attic of an old house (Dorfgasse 7) in the village of Twann by Marc Jost. Mass III (2533 g) was identified in September 2005 in a rock and mineral collection deposited at NMBE as a permanent […]

18 May 2022

Tissint (Morocco) – Mars, shergottite

issint        29°28.917’N, 7°36.674’W Tata, Morocco Fell: 18 July 2011 Classification: Martian meteorite (Shergottite) History: (H. Chennaoui Aoudjehane, FSAC, and A. Aaronson) At about 2 am local time on July 18, 2011, a bright fireball was observed by several people in the region of the Oued Drâa valley, east of Tata, Morocco. One eyewitness, Mr Aznid Lhou, reported that it was at first yellow in color, and then turned green illuminating all the area before it appeared to split into two parts. Two […]

18 May 2022

Tirhert (Morocco) – Eucrite

Tirhert 28.935°N, 8.905°W Guelmim-Es-Semara, Morocco Fell: 2014 Jul 9 Classification: HED achondrite (Eucrite, unbrecciated) History: (H. Chennaoui Aoudjehane, A. Aaronson, M. Aoudjehane, A. Bouferra, A. Bouragaa) On Wednesday, 9 July 2014 around 9:30 pm, residents of Tirhert, Foum El Hisn, Douar Imougadir and nearby villages in southern Morocco, witnessed an intense fireball moving horizontally in a NW to SE direction and lasting about 4 s, shortly followed by multiple sonic booms. The fireball was seen by people from cities and […]

18 May 2022

Tanezrouft 057 (Algeria) – CK4 anom

Tanezrouft 057 Algeria Found 2002 December 23 Carbonaceous chondrite (C4) A large (5.4 kg), dark grey, moderately compact stone, lacking fusion crust was found by F. Beroud and C. Boucher. Mineralogy and classification (B. Devouard and J.-L. Devidal, UBP; B. Zanda and M. Denise, MNHNP): large chondrules (around 1 mm in diameter), matrix around 50% but locally more abundant (~70%), numerous irregular whitish inclusions up to 3 mm, and occasional zoned CAIs up to 17 mm. In addition, several large […]

18 May 2022

Tagish Lake (Canada) – C2 ungrouped

Tagish Lake British Columbia , Canada Fell 2000 January 18, 08:43:42 pst (16:43:42 ut ) Carbonaceous chondrite (C2, ungrouped) A brilliant fireball followed by loud detonations was widely observed over the Yukon Territory and northern British Columbia.  The fireball was also detected by satellites in Earth orbit.  Dust clouds from terminal fragmentation events were widely observed.  Jim Brook recovered several dozen meteorites totaling ~ 1 kg on the ice of Taku Arm, Tagish Lake, on January 25 and 26 (coordinates […]

18 May 2022
18 May 2022

Saint-Séverin (France) – LL6 chondrite

FALL OF ST. SEVERIN STONY METEORITE, FRANCE Name: ST. SEVERIN. The place of fall or discovery: France; φ= 45°18’N, λ =0°14’E. Date of fall or discovery: FALL, June 27, 1966. Class and type: STONY, olivine-hypersthene chondrite (amphoterite). Number of individual specimens: 5. Total weight: 221 kg. Source: Report of Dr. Brian Mason (Washington, USA) in a letter, 1.13, 1967.