Nadiabondi (H5)


Country: Burkina Faso
State/District: Gourmantché, Diapaga, Gourma
Date of fall/find: Fell 1956, July 27 1930hrs UT
Total known weight: 8.165 kg
Number of pieces: 351
Type: Ordinary chondrite. H5
Shock stage: S2

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The circumstances of fall or discovery: a bolide was observed which lit up the area for 5-6 seconds, over a radius of 25-40 km. The direction of the bolide's flight was from northeast to west (relative to Diapaga). Three blows were heard, and then a noise similar to that of an aircraft and, finally, the blow of the meteorite as it struck the ground. The meteorite was found on November 20, 5 km west of the village of Nadiabondi. It entered the soil to a depth of 25 cm. The meteorite has been placed in the collection of the National Museum of Natural History in Paris.



ID#: 4922
Description: Half stone
Size: 4.2 x 3 x 1 cm
Weight: 21.72 gr

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