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MISSING: 9.04 kilogram Sikhote-Alin shrapnel individual   More Info

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from 12 July 2015

Itqiy   contributed by Gourgues Denis   MetBul Link

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3.47 grams. 30 x 20 x 2 mm.   EH7-an

TKW 4.72 kg. Observed fall, sort of, 1990 plus-or-minus one year, Saguia el Hamra, Western Sahara.

This is the only meteorite with this classification.

Gourgues writes:
This is my fabulous Itqiy slice with reflective blue/black colors. Very esthetic meteorite.

Visit me on Ebay.
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Paladino vincenzino
 7/13/2020 2:17:47 AM
Magnificent specimen
Tracy Latimer
 7/12/2020 1:44:25 PM
What a weirdly beautiful meteorite! I only wish my chip was bigger.
Bernd Pauli
 7/12/2020 10:45:36 AM
Oops: 5800 +/- 500 years !
Bernd Pauli
 7/12/2020 10:44:16 AM
Hi Tom and all, Andrea Patzer already showed back in 2002 that Itqui's terrestrial age is about 5800 years. PATZER A. et al. (2002) Itqiy: A study of noble gases and oxygen isotopes including ist terrestrial age and a comparison with Zaklodzie (MAPS 37-6, 2002, pp. 823-833): "Itqiy's terrestrial age of 5800*500 years sheds crucial light on the uncertain circumstances of ist recovery and proves that Itqiy is not a modern fall, whereas the 14C results from Zaklodzie suggest it hit Earth only recently."
Denis Gourgues
 7/12/2020 6:23:01 AM
So it's not an observed fall ... Logical because no witnesses of the fall just picked up..thx! ... for this information.
 7/12/2020 4:44:04 AM
Patzer et al. (2010) showed that Itqiy*s terrestrial age is approx. 5,800 years. It is not related to any fireball observed in 1990. Itqiy*s Meteoritcal Bulletin entry was updated earlier this year with that information.

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