Algerian Mesosiderite
Item: 92.1 Dimensions: 50 x 42 x 6 mm Weight: 39.3 g
Provenance: Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin
Partial/complete: Complete slice
Cube: ~15mm x 15mm x 15mm ≈ 15mm3

Ilafegh 002

Country: Algeria
Region: Adrar
Found: 1999
Group: Stone
Type: Ordinary Chondrite
Class: H5
Total known weight: 783g


Six stones, totalling 4121g, were found. Classification and analysis, J.Otto, Mineralogisch-Petrographisches Institut, Univ. Freiburg, Germany. Met. Bull. 71, Meteoritics, 1991, 26, p.258; see also, J.Otto, Chem. Erde, 1992, 52, p.33. Listed, weathering degree, A.Bischoff and T.Geiger, Meteoritics, 1995, 30, p.113. Al-26 and Be-10 data, B.Meltzow et al., Workshop on Meteorites from Cold and Hot Deserts, LPI Tech. Rpt. 95-02, 1995, p.49 (abs.). Thermal and shock history, shock stage S1/2, H.Haack et al., GCA, 1996, 60, p.2609.