Tamdakht meteorite

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Tamdakht meteorite
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Type Ordinary chondrite[1]
Class H5
Shock stage S3
Weathering grade W0
Country Morocco
Region Ouarzazate
Coordinates 31°09.8′N 7°00.9′W / 31.1633°N 7.0150°W / 31.1633; -7.0150Coordinates: 31°09.8′N 7°00.9′W / 31.1633°N 7.0150°W / 31.1633; -7.0150
Observed fall Yes
Fall date 2008-12-20
Found date 2009-01-03 ff
TKW ~100 kilograms (220 lb)
Strewn field Yes

The Tamdakht meteorite fell near Ouarzazate, Morocco on 2008-12-20 producing a strewn field of approximately 25 kilometres (16 mi) by 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) and two small impact craters, one of about 1.1 metres (3 ft 7 in) diameter and 70 centimetres (28 in) depth at 31°09.8′N 7°00.9′W / 31.1633°N 7.0150°W / 31.1633; -7.0150 and the other of about 20 centimetres (7.9 in) diameter and 10 centimetres (3.9 in) depth at 31°09.9′N 07°02.3′W / 31.1650°N 7.0383°W / 31.1650; -7.0383.[1]

The meteorite is named after a village close to the fall.[2]

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  1. ^ a b "Tamdakht". Meteoritical Bulletin Database. Meteoritical Society. Retrieved 22 December 2012. 
  2. ^ THOMAS, Philippe. "Tamdakht". METEORITICA. Retrieved 22 December 2012. 

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