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18 May 2022
18 May 2022

La Criolla (Argentina) – L6 chondrite

FALL OF THE LA CRIOLLA, ARGENTINA, STONY METEORITE Name: LA CRIOLLA Place of fall: E. of Estancion La Criolla, 15 km WNW. of Concordia, Entre Rios province, Argentina. 31°14’S., 58°10’W Date of fall: 6 January, 1985, 1815 hrs. Class and type: Stone. Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6). Number of individual specimens: Not reported, but many. Total weight: 35 kg, approximately Circumstances of fall: After a bright fireball and many detonations, tens of meteorites fell over a 7 x 10 km ellipsoid area […]

18 May 2022
18 May 2022

Kosice (Slovakia) – H5 chondrite

Košice        48°45.82’N, 21°10.58’E Kosice Region, Slovakia Fell: 2010 Feb 28, 22:24:46 UT Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H5) History: On February 28, 2010, at 22:24:46 UT a bright fireball appeared over central-eastern Slovakia. The cloudy and rainy weather prevented images been taken by the European Fireball Network or the Slovak Video Network. However, the fireball flash was recorded at six Czech and one Austrian fireball stations (P. Spurny, CzAS). The bolide reached at least -18 maximum brightness. Sonic booms were recorded at seven seismic […]

18 May 2022
18 May 2022
18 May 2022

Jbilet Winselwan (Western Sahara) – CM2 chondrite

Jbilet Winselwan        26°40.044’N, 11°40.637’W Morocco/Western Sahara Found: 24 May 2013 Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CM2) History: (H. Chennaoui Aoudjehane, M. Aoudjehane, A. Laroussi, A. Bouferra) In early June 2013, A. Bouferra, a meteorite hunter from Smara, reported a new carbonaceous chondrite that had been found close to Smara. Due to its proximity to Smara (7 km), many meteorite hunters visited the area in the summer of 2013. Physical characteristics: Total mass is estimated about 6 kg, with small and complete pieces between 3 […]

18 May 2022

JAH 918 (Oman) – L6 chondrite

State/Prov/County: Al Wusta Date: 2014 Nov 14 Latitude: 19°50’38.2″N Longitude: 56°28’02.69″E Mass (g): 236 Pieces: 1 Class: L6 Weathering grade: W2 Magnetic suscept.: 4.63 Classifier: J. Gattacceca, H. Pourkhorsandi, CEREGE Type spec mass (g): 22.7 Type spec location: CEREGE Main mass: anonymous Finder: anonymous Comments: Submitted by J. Gattacceca

18 May 2022

JAH 846 (Oman) – Ordinary chondrite type 3

Jiddat al Harasis 846 (JaH 846)        19.839°N, 55.870°E Al Wusta, Oman Find: 2011 Classification: Ordinary chondrite (type 3) History: Found by an anonymous prospector in Oman in 2011. Petrography: (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS) Separated, well-formed, medium-sized chondrules (apparent diameter 560±380 µm, N = 40; some up to 2.2 mm) in a finer grained matrix. Minerals are olivine, orthopyroxene, clinopyroxene, sodic plagioclase, silica polymorph, chromite, troilite and altered kamacite. Some chondrules are devoid of olivine and are composed predominantly of orthopyroxene + […]

18 May 2022

JAH 791 (Oman) – H6 chondrite

State/Prov/County: Al Wusta Origin or pseudonym: KG099 Date: Feb/Mar 2011 Latitude: 19°49’08″N Longitude: 55°55’57″E Mass (g): 353 Pieces: 1 Class: H6 Shock stage: S3 Weathering grade: W5 Fayalite (mol%): 19.2 Ferrosilite (mol%): 17.3 Wollastonite (mol%): 1.0 Classifier: S. Kuehner, UWS, and T. Bunch, NAU Type spec mass (g): 33.76 Type spec location: PSF Main mass: finder Finder: anonymous Comments: Found during a systematic search; submitted by P. Sipiera