|Basic information||Name: Gashua|
This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1984
Mass: 4.16 kg
This is 1 of 9489 approved meteorites (plus 3 unapproved names) classified as L6. [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7), L chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites
|Comments:||Approved 24 Jul 2007|
Writeup from MB 92:
Gashua 12°51'N, 11°02'E
Fall: April 1984
Ordinary chondrite (L6)
History: The meteorite fall was reported by anonymous eyewitnesses to have occurred around April 1984 (about the time of the nearby Gujba fall) near the tiny desert settlement Kolomari close to the town of Gashua, Dapchi district, Nigeria.
Physical characteristics: A single stone of 4162 g was recovered and broken by villagers into many pieces at the place of the fall. The pieces were stored by villagers until they were collected in 2005 and sent to E. Twelker.
Petrography: (A. Greshake, NHB) The meteorite is a weakly weathered ordinary chondrite with recrystallized texture and few poorly defined chondrules. Opaque and often interconnecting shock veins are present.
Mineral compositions: Olivine (Fa23.8), pyroxene (Fs20).
Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L6); S4, W1.
Type specimens: A total of 40.4 g plus one polished thin section are on deposit at MNB. Twelker holds the main mass.
MNB: Museum für Naturkunde, Invalidenstrasse 43, D-10115 Berlin, Germany (institutional address)
NHB: Museum für Naturkunde, Invalidenstrasse 43, D-10115 Berlin, Germany (institutional address)
Twelker: Eric Twelker, P.O. Box 844, Port Townsend, WA 98368, United States; Website (private address; updated 1 Dec 2014)
|References:||Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 92, MAPS 42, 1647-1694 (2007)|
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