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18 May 2022

Djoumine (Tunisia) – H5-6 chondrite

Djoumine Banzart , Tunisia Fell 1999 October 31, 18:45 to 19:00 local time Ordinary chondrite (H5–6) After a bright fireball was seen traveling from the southwest to the northeast, accompanied by multiple detonations, two meteorites were recovered by children near the village of Djoumine.  At least five other pieces were recovered at a later time within a 4 km long strewn field, with the total mass being ~ 10 kg.  Classification and mineralogy (A. Bischoff, Mün ; R. Bartoschewitz, Bart […]

18 May 2022

Dhofar 1768 (Oman) – Diogenite polymict

Dhofar 1768 (Dho 1768)        19.038°N, 54.906°E Zufar, Oman Found: 2011 Mar Classification: HED achondrite (Diogenite, polymict) History: Found by an anonymous prospector in March 2011. Petrography: (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS) Angular mineral grains of orthopyroxene, olivine, calcic plagioclase, exsolved pigeonite, silica polymorph, ilmenite, chromite, troilite and minor pentlandite are set in a sparse, finer grained matrix. Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa43.3-44.6, FeO/MnO = 46-48), diogenitic orthopyroxene (Fs21.6-23.4Wo0.4-1.7, FeO/MnO = 34-36), orthopyroxene host (Fs58.7Wo5.6, FeO/MnO = 32), clinopyroxene exsolution lamellae (Fs27.2-30.5Wo42.6-39.9, FeO/MnO = 30-33), […]

18 May 2022

Dhofar 2043 (Oman) – CO3 chondrite

Dhofar 2043 (Dho 2043)        18°28’21.5″N, 54°10’11.6 Zufar, Oman Find: 2014 Nov 08 Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CO3) Petrography: Chondrules and rare CAIs in a dark brown matrix (~50 vol%). Chondrule mean apparent diameter 210±110 μm (N=33). Geochemistry: Cr2O3 in ferroan olivine 0.08±0.08 wt% (n=5) Classification: CO3

18 May 2022

Dhofar 2046 (Oman) – CM2 anom

This specimen is for sale certainly paired with Dhofar 225 Dhofar 2046 (Dho 2046)        18°21’24.4″N, 54°11’14.4″E Zufar, Oman Find: 2011 Mar 13 Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CM2, anomalous) Physical characteristics: A single black stone. Cut surface reveal homogeneous black interior. Petrography: Chondrules (mostly olivine-rich), chondrule fragments and olivine fragments (20 vol%) in a fine-grained iron-rich matrix (80 vol%). Average chondrule diameter 240±130 μm (N=25). Chondrules have fine-grained dust mantles. FeNi + FeS grains to 50 μm are found in the matrix and in the […]

18 May 2022

Dhofar 007 (Oman) – Eucrite

Date: 4 Dec 1999 Latitude: 18°20.1’N Longitude: 54°10.9’E Mass (g): 21270 Pieces: 37 Class: Eucrite Ferrosilite (mol%): 43.3 Classifier: M. Ivanova, M. Nazarov, and S. Afanasiev (Vernad) Comments: Cumulate; br; An92

18 May 2022

Chelyabinsk (Russia) – LL5 chondrite

Chelyabinsk        54°49’N, 61°07’E (approximate centroid) Chelyabinskaya oblast’, Russia Fell: 15 Feb 2013; 3:22 UT Classification: Ordinary chondrite (LL5) History: At 9:22 a.m. (local time) on February 15, 2013, a bright fireball was seen by numerous residents in parts of the Kurgan, Tyumen, Ekaterinburg and Chelyabinsk districts. Images of the fireball were captured by many video cameras, especially in Chelyabinsk. Residents of the Chelyabinsk district heard the sound of a large explosion. The impact wave destroyed many windows in Chelyabinsk and surrounding cities. […]

18 May 2022

Cape York (Greenland) – Iron IIIAB

DISCOVERY OF CAPE YORK (AGPALILIK) IRON METEORITE, NORTHWEST GREENLAND Name: CAPE YORK (AGPALILIK). The place of fall or discovery: Agpalilik Peninsula, 125, km Southeast of Thule and 15, km North of the Savigsivik settlement, Melville Bay, Northwest Greenland. Date of fall or discovery: FOUND, in the summer of 1963. Class and type: IRON, medium octahedrite. Number of individual specimens: 1. Total weight: Estimated 15 tons. Still not fully excavated. Dimensions: about 210 X 200 X 125 cm. Circumstances of the […]

18 May 2022

Camel Donga (Australia) – Eucrite

DISCOVERY OF THE CAMEL DONGA, AUSTRALIA, STONY METEORITE Name: CAMEL DONGA Place of find: Near Camel Donga, on the Nullarbor Plain, Western Australia, Australia. 30°19’S., 126°37’E. Date of find: January, 1984 Class and type: Stone. Achondrite, Ca-rich. Eucrite. Number of individual specimens: 12 (and others) Total weight: 7.6 kg (minimum weight) Circumstances of find: The first stone weighing 503 g was found by Mrs. J.C. Campbell. A further 11 stones were found within 1 km of the original site by […]

18 May 2022

Buzzard Coulee (Canada) – H4 chondrite

Buzzard Coulee         52°59.76′N, 109°50.89′W Wilton Rural Municipality, Saskatchewan, Canada Fall: 20 November 2008; 17:26:45 MST (UT + 7) Ordinary chondrite (H4) History: A bright fireball was widely observed across Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba during late twilight on November 20, 2008. The fireball and subsequent dust trail, or shadows cast by the fireball, were recorded by all-sky and security video cameras establishing that its brightest portion occurred from 17:26:40 to 17:26:45 MST. The fireball traveled approximately north to south with […]

18 May 2022