Aba Panu (L3)


Country: Nigeria
State/District: Oyo
Date of fall/find: Fell 2018, April 19
Total known weight: 160 kg
Number of pieces: many
Type: Ordinary chondrite (L3)
Shock stage: S4
Weathering stage: W0

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History: On the afternoon of 19 April 2018, a large fireball detonated over the Nigerian state of Oyo. This fireball was recorded by NASAs Center for Near Earth Object Studies (CNEOS) as event 2018-04-19 14:02:27. The meteoroid entered at 20.9 km/s and detonated at an altitude of 30 km at 7.5’N, 3.6’E releasing a calculated total impact energy of 0.23 kt. Many stones fell between the villages of Ipapo (8°7’50.84"N, 3°30’34.58"E) and Tede to the north (8°33’21.49"N, 3°26’46.31"E). Stone were collected at multiple locations. The meteorite is named for the village of Aba Panu near the center of the strewn-field: multiple kg-sized stones were found in and around this village. Current total known weight is near 160 kg.



ID#: 4939
Description: Beautiful full slice! One side polished
Size: 19 x 13 x 0.3 cm
Weight: 170 gr

US$ 1,700.00

 

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