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EL HAMMAMI H5 METEORITE
The El Hammami H5 Meteorite in this product is shown in the photograph below. This specimen is a nice friendly 289 grams. The meteorite fell over a mountain range and specimens of the meteorite where carried into market using camels. Because of this, much of the meteorite is stained. This specimen shows no staining and is very fresh. I have included a cm ruler (not included in product) in the photograph for a size reference. Meteorite will come with a (signed) description card.
The El Hammami meteorite fell August 10, 1997 over Mauritana, Africa. The meteorite was too big for the local nomads to carry into town so they broke it up and carried it off the mountaion range on camels. The following is from The Meteoritical Bulletin, No. 82 (July, 1998): "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 names Mhamid and Hamada 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 traveled to Mauritania and collected six fresh-looking stones totaling ~200 kg (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 name El Hammami. Classification and mineralogy of El Hammami stones (A. Rubin, UCLA): olivine, Fa18.8; pyroxene Fs16.7Wo1.4; shock stage S2; contains metal veins; petrologic type 5. Classification and mineralogy of Hamada du Draa stones (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."
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