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Tamdakht   contributed by Luca Fenocchio   MetBul Link

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17.724 grams.   H5

TKW 100 kg. Observed fall 20 December 2008 near Tamdakht, (Ouarzazate) Morocco.

From the MetBul:
On December 20, 2008, witnesses from a number of locations in Morocco (Agadir, Marrakesh, Ouarzazate) observed a meteor with a W to E trajectory. According to the local newspaper, Al Massae (of December 27th), people from the high Atlas Mountains (between Marrakesh and Ouazazate) heard a sound and felt an aftershock. Due to the high relief in this mountain region, covered with snow at this time of the year, searching for the meteorite was a difficult task. The first reports on finding pieces of a meteorite came a couple of weeks later. The largest impact pit is located near Oued Aachir (1.10 m diameter and 70 cm depth, 3109.8′N, 700.9′W), with a stone exceeding 30 kg and many small fragments. A second one is smaller, (about 20 cm diameter and 10 cm depth; 3109.9′N 0702.3′W) located 2 km W from the first one; the main mass from the second impact was probably about 500 g. Nine new impacts coordinates have been reported by S. Buhl and M. Aid, and P. Thomas reported 3 other impacts. A strewn field of at least 25 km long and 2 km wide has been outlined.

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Luca Fenocchio
 8/16/2019 7:53:52 AM
Grazie mille Stefano
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Complimenti! Davvero un bel campione!!


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