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Dahmani
Basic information Name: Dahmani
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1981
Country: Tunisia
Mass:help 18 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 60  (1982)  LL6
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  LL6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  LL6
Recommended:  LL6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 2711 approved meteorites classified as LL6.   [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 60:
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FALL OF THE DAHMANI, TUNISIA, STONY METEORITE

Name: DAHMANI

Place of fall: Near a village not far from Dahmani, Tunisia.

33°37'N., 8°50'E., approximately.

Date of fall: May, 1981

Class and type: Stone. Olivine-hypersthene chondrite, amphoterite (LL6). Olivine Fa31.

Number of individual

specimens: 1

Total weight: 18 kg

Circumstances of fall: Seen to fall near a village, picked up by soldiers and sent to the Geological Survey, Tunis.

Sources: N. Laridhi, Faculty of Sciences, Tunis; M. Christophe Michel-Levy, Laboratoire de Mineralogie, Universite de Paris VI, France.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 60, Meteoritics 17, 93-97 (1982)
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Geography:

Tunisia
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (35° 37'N, 8° 50'E)
     Recommended::   (35° 37'N, 8° 50'E)

Statistics:
     This is the only approved meteorite from Al Qasrayn, Tunisia
     This is 1 of 74 approved meteorites from Tunisia
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