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Mreira   contributed by Larry Atkins, IMCA 1941   MetBul Link


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7.5 gram full slice.   L6

TKW 6 kg. Fall possibly observed (see MetBul info below). Found 2012 in Mauritania.

From the MetBul:
According to Ait Hiba Abdelhad, a fireball was seen in the afternoon sky on December 16, 2012, several school children saw the fireball explode and detonations were heard near the village of Mehaires, Western Sahara. Pieces were recovered approximately 40 miles south of Mehaires, near Mre´ra, Mauritania, only a few days after the event. The strewn field is in the area called "Stailt Omgrain", which is a local nomadic name. This is south of Mehaires and north of the mountain "Galbe lahmar". Therefore this is a possible fall associated with the fireball of December 16, 2012.



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Herbert
 10/14/2014 9:25:41 AM
@Larry: I just remembered it because it's such a great specimen. Thanks for giving us the opportunity to enjoy it, too. :)
Larry Atkins
 10/14/2014 9:14:46 AM
You caught it Herbert! I purchased this from Gary Fujihara some time ago. When I sent it to the MPOD, to my surprise, Paul said that it had been mpod previously. We decided to let it run anyway, it's such a nice looking meteorite!
Herbert
 10/14/2014 8:13:32 AM
Is this the same specimen seen on 7/28/2013?
David Weinstein
 10/14/2014 7:17:51 AM
Beautiful - kind of looks like Park Forest
Bernd Pauli
 10/14/2014 4:33:22 AM
Wonderful meteorite, one of my favorites! There are two slices and an individual in my collection. Very fresh, vesiculated fusion crust and gorgeous shock melt pockets! Thanks for sharing! Oh, by the way, Mreira also contains merrillite (a calcium phosphate).
 

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