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Sahara 02500   contributed by John Divelbiss   MetBul Link

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4.6 kg.   L3

TKW 410.9 kg. Fall not observed. Found 2001.

From the MetBul:
Latitude: llb°28'029-02'198
Longitude: llb°03'252-50'543

[note from database editor: these coordinates are in a secret code known only to M. Franco]


John writes:
This is a nicely shaped 4.6 kg desert chondrite individual purchased from Michael Franco in 2003 and it is called Sahara 02500. It was initially called Wadi Mellene. The classification is a L3, but it looks brecciated from the photos of mine. I am still not sure if it is paired with another "known" NWA. The photos outside with planted flowers as a background was on a nice 85F day between recent heavy rain storms here in southeast Pennsylvania. It has to be better weather than the heat in Europe. :)

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John Divelbiss
 6/28/2019 5:35:46 PM
agreed Michael.
Michael Hofmann
 6/28/2019 9:30:55 AM
One of NWA869 pairings probably...
Web Master
 6/27/2019 7:13:09 PM
No 'd' no mo'
John Divelbiss
 6/27/2019 12:04:33 PM
Thanks Bernd...it was a deal I couldn't pass up. :) And I see I had a "d" in the spelling of Wadi Mellene. Ooops !!!
Bernd Pauli
 6/27/2019 4:55:57 AM
Wow, 4.6 kg! My little Wadi Mellene or Sahara 02500 weighs 78 gr and is a broken half individual from Michel Franco. Purchased June 24, 2003.

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