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Al Zarnkh
Basic information Name: Al Zarnkh
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 2001
Country: Sudan
Mass:help 700 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 88  (2004)  LL5
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  LL5
Recommended:  LL5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 3132 approved meteorites classified as LL5.   [show all]
Search for other: LL chondrites, LL chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
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Writeup from MB 88:

Al Zarnkh

Barah, Northern Kordofan, Sudan

Fell 2001 February 8

Ordinary chondrite (LL5)

A meteorite was seen to fall on February 8, 2001, by the villagers of Al Zarnkh, about 150 km west of Barah, in the western region of Sudan. A fusion-crusted mass of 700 g was then recovered by geologist Dr. Salah Bashir. Mineralogy and classification (Abbasher M. Gismelseed, Sultan Qaboos): LL5, Fa28, Fs23. Specimens: type specimens, 20 and 75 g, Sultan Qaboos; main mass: Salah Bashir, Faculty of Science, Department of Geology, Khartoum University, Sudan.

Data from:
  MB88
  Table 1
  Line 3:
Date:8 Feb 2001
Latitude:13°39.62' N
Longitude:28°57.60'E
Mass (g):700
Pieces:2
Class:LL5
Classifier:Abbasher Mahmoud Gismelseed Sultan Qaboos University, College of Science, Physics Department, B. O. Box 36 Code 123 Al-Khoud, Sultanate of Oman
Type spec mass (g):75
Main mass:Department of Geology, Faculty of Science, Khartoum University P.O. Box 123, Sudan
Institutions
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Khartoum: University of Khartoum, Khartoum, Sudan (institutional address; updated 23 Dec 2011)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 88, MAPS 39, A215-A272 (2004)
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Geography:

Sudan
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (13° 39' 37"N, 28° 57' 36"E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 3 approved meteorites from Kurdufan, Sudan
     This is 1 of 9 approved meteorites from Sudan (plus 1 unapproved name)
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