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Beni M'hira
Basic information Name: Beni M'hira
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 2001
Country: Tunisia
Mass:help 19 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 87  (2003)  L6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L6
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 10989 approved meteorites (plus 6 unapproved names) classified as L6.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
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Writeup from MB 87:

Beni M’hira

Tataouine, Tunisia

Fell 2001 January 8, 3:00 hrs local time

Ordinary chondrite (L6)

A meteorite was seen to fall in the Beni M’hira region by the inhabitants of Ksar Beni M’hira, a small village ~35 km E of Foum Tataouine, (SE Tunisia). Three fragments weighing 1720, 300, and 200 g were recovered after the fall by local soldiers. An additional 7 pieces totalling >14 kg were later recovered by private finders. Classification (L. Folco, MNA­SI; N. Perchiazzi, MSNP; N. Laridhi Ouazaa, Tunis): olivine Fa24.3, orthoenstatite Fs21.4, shock stage S5, weathering grade W0. Magnetic susceptibility (P. Rochette, CEREGE), expressed as the decimal logarithm of apparent mass specific susceptibility (χ; in 10−9m3kg−1), is log χ = 5.01 ± 0.02. Specimens: 2190 g Tunis; type specimen, 29.2 g, and two thin sections, MSNP, one thin section, MNA-SI; 467.7 g, MNHNP; remaining mass with private collectors.

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CEREGE: CEREGE BP 80 Avenue Philibert, Technopole de l'Arbois 13545 Aix-en-Provence Cedex 4 France, France (institutional address; updated 29 Oct 2018)
MNA-SI: Museo Nazionale dell'Antartide, Università di Siena, Via Laterina 8, I-53100 Siena, Italy; Website (institutional address; updated 13 Dec 2011)
MNHNP: Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, IMPMC-CP52, 57 rue Cuvier, 75005 Paris, France, France; Website (institutional address)
SI: Department of Mineral Sciences, NHB-119, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC 20560, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 16 Jan 2012)
MSNP: Museo di Storia Naturale, Università di Pisa, Via Roma 53, I-56100 Calci (Pisa), Italy (institutional address)
Tunis: Départment du Géologie, Faculté de Sciences de Tunis, Université de Tunis El Manar, Campus Universitaire El Manar, 2092 Tunis, Tunisia, Tunisia (institutional address; updated 5 Nov 2012)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 87, MAPS 38, A189-A248 (2003)
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Geography:

Tunisia
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     Recommended::   (32° 52'N, 10° 48'E)

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Statistics:
     This is 1 of 36 approved meteorites from Tatawin, Tunisia
     This is 1 of 75 approved meteorites from Tunisia
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