Bassikounou, Hodh Ech Chargui, Mauritania
Fall: 16 October 2006; 04:00 UTC
Ordinary chondrite (H5)
A massive fireball split the sky over northern Mauritania and southern
Western Sahara. Many people saw the meteorite fall, and later that day,
local people began finding the black stones strewn across the desert.
The strewnfield is massive, more than 23 km long, likely much larger.
Hundreds of stones were found, with an unknown total known weight, but
more than 100 kilograms. This meteorite was bought up by the collecting
community pretty rapidly, and I myself purchased more than 30 kilograms
of stones. Most of the meteorites I bought are being locked away in
secure storage for the future. I must sell a few to offset the
major investment though.
one of the nicest and freshest new meteorites on the market.
Read all about the Bassikounou meteorite fall at this link.