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Pétèlkolé
Basic information Name: Pétèlkolé
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1995
Country: Niger
Mass:help 189 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 87  (2003)  H5
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H5
Recommended:  H5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 10036 approved meteorites (plus 18 unapproved names) classified as H5.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
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Writeup from MB 87:

Pétèlkolé

Téra, Niger

Fell 1995 April 10

Ordinary chondrite (H5)

The fall occurred in the afternoon and was eye-witnessed by a shepherd in the campground of Garauol Olo, near Pétèlkolé, Téra district, not far from the border with Burkina Faso. One stone of 189 g was collected just after the impact, under few centimetres of sand. An investigation in Pétèlkolé led by Ama Salah Issack (Department of Geological and Mining Research) confirmed that only one stone was collected and provided the coordinates of the fall. Mineralogy and classification (L. Latouche, MNHNP): Ordinary chondrite, H5 (Fa18Fs16), S2, W0. Specimens: type specimen, 30 g, MNHNP, 60 g Africa Museum, Brussels, Belgium; main mass, University of Niamey, Niger.

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MNHNP: Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, IMPMC-CP52, 57 rue Cuvier, 75005 Paris, France, France; Website (institutional address)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 87, MAPS 38, A189-A248 (2003)
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Geography:

Niger
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (14° 3' 7"N, 0° 25' 12"E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 2 approved meteorites from Niamey, Niger
     This is 1 of 67 approved meteorites from Niger (plus 4 unapproved names)
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