El Hassan Ould Hamed 002 (L4)


Country: Mauritania
State/District: Tiris Zemmour
Date of fall/find: Fell 2021, November
Total known weight: 0.545 kg
Number of pieces: many
Type: Ordinary chondrite. L4
Shock stage: S1
Weathering stage: W0

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History: On November 6, 2021, at around 1 pm Saharawi people residing in the refugee camp of Dakhla (about 200 km south of Tindouf, Algeria) heard a strong sonic boom confirmed by many people in the neighboring countries of Mauritania and Western Sahara. A few days later, many meteorite fragments with fresh fusion crust have been recovered by meteorite hunters in northern Mauritania close to the Algerian border (Tindouf province). Mr. Salamu Ali purchased a 446 g fragment and submitted it for classification. Ziyao Wang owns an additional 5 kg.



ID#: 4938
Description: Broken individual
Size: 5 x 3.5 x 3 cm
Weight: 58.6 gr

US$ 585.00 - On hold

 

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