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Dar el Kahal
Basic information Name: Dar el Kahal
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2013
Country: Mali
Mass:help 85 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 103  (2014)  H5-6
Recommended:  H5-6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 122 approved meteorites classified as H5-6.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 23 Apr 2014
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Writeup from MB 103:

Dar el Kahal        22°5’50"N, 2°32’35"W

Gao, Mali

Purchased: Oct 2013

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H5-6)

History: A first individual, completely covered by black fusion crust, was found by a nomad while searching for historical artifacts near the former salt mines of Taoudenni, northern Mali. During the following systematic search many fragments totaling 85 kg were recovered from a strewn field about 10 km in diameter.

Petrography: The meteorite is an H type breccia consisting of completely recrystallized type 6 and less intensely recrystallized type 5 fragments. The latter contain delineated chondrules. The meteorite is strongly shocked (S4), i.e., olivine shows mosaicism.

Data from:
  MB103
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Gao
Place of purchase:Munich, Germany
Date:P Oct 2013
Latitude:22°5'50"N
Longitude:2°32'35"W
Mass (g):85000
Pieces:many
Class:H5-6
Shock stage:S4
Weathering grade:W1
Fayalite (mol%):17.4
Ferrosilite (mol%):16
Wollastonite (mol%):0.9
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB
Type spec mass (g):29.8
Type spec location:MNB
Main mass:Hanno Strufe and Ismaily Sidi Mohamed
Comments:breccia; submitted by Ansgar Greshake
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MNB: Museum für Naturkunde, Invalidenstraße 43, D-10115 Berlin, Germany (institutional address; updated 24 Dec 2011)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 103, MAPS 52, 1014, May 2017, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/maps.12888/full
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Geography:

Mali
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (22° 5' 50"N, 2° 32' 35"W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 4 approved meteorites from Gao, Mali (plus 1 unapproved name)
     This is 1 of 35 approved meteorites from Mali (plus 1 unapproved name)
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