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Safsaf   contributed by jnmczurich, IMCA 2391   MetBul Link

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4863 grams. 210 x 165 x 125 mm.   L6

TKW 11.87 kg. Fall not observed. Found 1998.


jnmczurich writes:
Safsaf (L6, brecciated, S3, W3, Fa 25.9, Fs 20.9, tkw 11.85 kg) was found close to the moroccan/algerian border in autumn 1998 and classified and published in MB 83, just before the NWA numbering started. The largest fragment shows some atmospheric flight orientation and a stick out "nose-like" edge. In cut pieces some few large chondrules up to 8 mm were found. On the fragment side of the 4.68 kg wind blown fragment is a chondrule hole of 9.5 mm in diameter.
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John Cabassi
 8/11/2017 5:44:03 PM
Incredible specimen has everything but the kitchen sink
Denis Gourgues
 8/11/2017 1:43:32 PM
#3 Amazing fusion crust....
Jansen Lyons
 8/11/2017 8:19:01 AM
Amazing meteorite! Thanks for the share, God bless!
John Hope
 8/11/2017 12:51:13 AM
Thanks so much for the pitures of one very impressive specimen.

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