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Oued Sfayat   contributed by Jarosław Morys   MetBul Link

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74.95 grams.   H5

TKW 8 kg. Confirmed fall 16 May 2019, Tindouf, Algeria.

From the MetBul:
On May 16, 2019, a meteor was seen by a group of shepherds at 9:00 pm (local time) at the Dakhla camp in Tindouf, Algeria. The meteor came in at a low angle (about 30 ) from the west and was moving east at a relatively low velocity. A shockwave was felt as the meteor exploded, and a booming sound was heard near the camp. Hibballah, one of the shepherds present at the camp, went in search alone the following morning (May 17, 2019) for pieces of potential meteorites that may have fallen, by following the direction of the observed meteor trail and booming sound. That same day, Hibbballah recovered the first fragment, an 80 g freshly crusted individual in the area of Oued Sfayat, a river valley about 70 km to the east of the Dakhla camp.


Jarosław writes:
Ordinary chondrite H5; shock: 4; weathering: 0.

Jarosław Morys, Polish Meteorite Society #172 (PTMet)

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John Divelbiss
 2/21/2020 8:26:00 PM
agreed Paul...a delicate looking specimen
Paul Swartz
 2/21/2020 4:46:46 PM
Crikey! I think it's nice and the pictures are great.


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