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2021 Fall Date Project

The MPOD Caretakers want to present meteorite falls on their fall dates. For example, Sikhote Aline on 12 February.

This Project will not dip into the MPOD archives so the Caretakers will appreciate anything you can contribute.

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Thuathe   contributed by Matthias Baermann   MetBul Link

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Photos by Angelika Baermann.   Copyright (c) Enforced by Maja, the French Pug.
58.3 grams.   H4/5

TKW 45.3 kg. Observed fall 21 July 2002, near Berea, Lesotho.


Matthias writes:
Observed fall, 2002 July 21, 13:49 GMT, Lesotho

Individual 58.3 g, complete and utmost fresh blueish-black crust with only a few tiny chips, typical for Thuathe. Some spots of adherent brown-ochre soil.

From the MetSoc:

The explosion was accompanied by an extraordinarily loud, 15 s long noise which was heard over a large (100 km radius) area of Lesotho; the fall was eye-witnessed by several people who reported sightings of dust trails of "sparkling objects" over Lesotho and the southern part of the Free State Province of South Africa. Many villagers of Ha Ralimo, Boqate Ha Majara, and Boqate Ha Sofonia reported falls of stones close to themselves and onto their homes.

Interesting enough, on the very same day a second African witnessed meteorite fall occurred about 2,900 miles away - Kilabo, OC LL6, Nigeria, 19:30 local time.

Provenance: anonymous finder in Lesotho / Ronnie McKenzie / Mike Jensen / Mike Farmer / Dr. Arnaud Mignan (The Tricottet Collection)
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Michael Hofmann
 10/21/2021 11:30:48 AM
Very nice - both, the dog and the meteorite!
John Divelbiss
 10/21/2021 9:05:37 AM
A nice example of an excellent meteorite to collect...thanks Matthias.

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