Item: 17.1 Dimensions: 132 x 75 x 55 mm Weight: 904 g
Partial/complete: Complete
Cube: ~15mm x 15mm x 15mm ≈ 15mm3

Bilanga

Country: Burkina Faso
Fell: 1999, October 27
Group: Stone
Type: Achondrite
Class: Diogenite
Total known weight: 25 kg +

At least 25kg of meteorites with fresh black fusion crust were collected after a widely witnessed meteorite shower. Pieces are reported to have fallen in the villages of Bilanga-Yanga and Gomponsago. Diogenites are a relatively rare type of meteorite. Macroscopic native copper up to 2mm has been observed in Bilinga.

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