Meteorite: 26.5 kilo El hammami fragment of main mass For Sale
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Meteorite: 26.5 kilo El hammami fragment of main mass:
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Up for sale here is a 26.5 gram El hammami fragment of main mass
Here is what the metbull says about itEl HammamiBasic informationName:El is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation:There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Year Bulletin:MB 82(1998)H5NHM Catalogue:5th is 1 of 10191 approved meteorites (plus 18 unapproved names) classified as H5.[show all]
Search for other:H chondrites,H chondrites (type 4-7),Ordinary chondrites, andOrdinary chondrites (type 4-7)
WriteupWriteup fromMB 82:
Tiris Zemmour, Mauritania
Ordinary chondrite (H5)
In 1997 January, an unknown mass of material, possibly broken apart from a single large stone, was sold to meteorite collectors by nomads near the town of Mhamid, Morocco; this material has since been resold under the namesMhamidandHamada du Draa.The nomads claimed that this meteorite was found to the south, in Algeria (~29º50'N 5º50'W), in the direction of a fireball seen in 1995 January. In 1997 September, the same nomads shipped a fragment of a meteorite that they claimed was seen to fall on 1997 August 10 to Mr. Edwin Thompson. In 1997 November, Thompson traveledto Mauritania and collected six fresh-looking stones totaling ~200kg (individual masses of 80, 51, 30, 26, 8, and 4 kg) at the base of the El Hammami Mountains in Mauritania (1000 km southwest of Mhamid, Morocco), probably in the place where they fell; fragments of these have been sold by Thompson and other dealers under the nameEl Hammami.Classification and mineralogy ofEl Hammamistones (A. Rubin,UCLA): olivine, Fa18.8; pyroxene Fs16.7Wo1.4; shock stage S2; contains metal veins; petrologic type 5. Classification and mineralogy ofHamada du Draastones (D. Weber,Mün): olivine, Fa19.2; pyroxene Fs17.4; shock stage S2; contains conspicuous metal-rich veins; petrologic type 5/6; some of the material appears weathered and rusts easily, but the bulk is quite fresh. Specimens fromEl Hammamistones: ~100 kg,Thompson; type specimen,UCLA. Specimens originally calledHamada du Draaare now scattered in private collections, and some may remain in Morocco;type specimen, ~1 kg,Mün.
Because all of the above-described material seems likely to represent a single fall, the nameEl Hammamishall be the official collective du Draashould be considered only as unofficial synonyms for El Hammami. The total known mass of material is probably ~240 collectionsUCLA: Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1567, United States (institutional address; updated 17 Oct 2011)
Mün: Institut für Planetologie, Wilhelm-Klemm-Str. 10, 48149 Münster, Germany (institutional address; updated 23 Jan 2012)
Thompson: Edwin Thompson, 5150 Dawn St., Lake Oswego, OR 97035, United States (private address)