Kheneg Ljouâd (LL5/6)


Country: Morocco
State/District: Guelmime Es Smara
Date of fall/find: Fell 2017, July 12
Total known weight: 10 kg
Number of pieces: many
Type: Ordinary chondrite (LL5/6)
Shock stage: S3
Weathering stage: W0

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History: (H. Chennaoui Aoudjehane, FSAC) On Wednesday, 12 July 2017, around 23:13 Summer Moroccan time (GMT+1,) a bright fireball was widely seen throughout southern Morocco, traveling from the NE to the SW, with termination of the fireball southwest of Tata. The fireball lasted for several " and was followed by a series of sonic booms heard throughout southern Morocco. This event was subsequently reported on the national TV news station). The authorities of the area including soldiers reported the fireball. The fall site is in a militarized area within Morocco, but close to the border with Algeria. Military and nomads where the first to arrive at the fall site and the first piece was found within 12 hours of the fireball, on 13 July. A field mission was organized by H. Chennaoui Aoudjehane (FSAC), M. Aoudjehane, A. Bouferra and H. El Harbi on Saturday, 15 July to collect the fall information and samples for classification and the submission. The team were granted authorization to enter the militarized area, and on 16 July traveled to the fall site. The team meet several hunters with fresh, black, fusion crusted stones. The largest complete piece that they have seen was about 850 g. Coordinates for three smaller stones are a complete 15 g stone (28°59’03.3"N, 8°24’38.7"W) and two pieces totalling 22 g (28°57’28.3"N, 8°25’39.6"W), and a stone of ~1 g (28°59’55.1"N, 8°24’25.5"W). Total mass collected to date is near 10 kg.



ID#: 7222
Description: Crusted broken individual
Size: 5 x 4 x 3.5 cm
Weight: 122.6 gr

US$ 735.00

 

1 more specimen of Kheneg Ljouâd

Kheneg Ljouâd

Class: LL5/6
Weight: 57.6 gr

US$ 575.00

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