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Bassikounou. 426g

A fireball was witnessed at 04:00 local time in Bassikounou, a remote area in Hodh Ech Chargui, Mauritania. No records of the direction of movement were recorded. A single stone of 3165 gram was found by A. Salem El Moichine, a local resident, on the same day at 13:00, 11 km southeast of Bassikounou. The sample for classification was provided to NMBE by M. Ould Mounir, Nouakchott, who obtained it from his cousin who recovered the meteorite. Other specimens were found later on. These finds defined a 8 km long strewnfield. The total recovered mass was 46 kg. It is classified as an H5 chondrite. This specimen is 100% exquisite fusion crust and some lipping that can be seen in the first picture.

Bassikounou. 426g. Collection
Bassikounou. 426g. Collection
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