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Basic information Name: Djermaia
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1961
Country: Chad
Mass:help 3.95 kg
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 88  (2004)  Stone
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 112  (2023)  H3-6
Recommended:  H3-6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 80 approved meteorites classified as H3-6.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
Comments: Revised 11 Jun 2023: reclassification
Writeup from MB 30:
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DJERMAIA, Chad, Africa;

FELL February 25, 1961.

Writeup from MB 88:
Djermaia additional mass:
A single black stone weighing 2947 g was given by a nomad to Raymond Martinot, insurance broker in Fort Lamy, Chad, after 1960. Identification (Michèle Bourot-Denise, MNHNP): it is a new individual of the Djermaia fall, determined from a comparison of sections. Specimen: MFranco.

Writeup from MB 112:
Djermaia: reclassification
Brandstätter et al. (2010) classified this fall as an H3-6 breccia.
  • Brandstätter F., Johan Z., and Schneider J.-L. (2010) On the mineralogy of the H3-6 breccia Djermaia. 73rd Annual Meteoritical Society Meeting, abs. 5047 (link)
   and collections
MNHNP: Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, IMPMC-CP52, 57 rue Cuvier, 75005 Paris, France, France; Website (institutional address)
MFranco: Michel Franco (of Caillou Noir), 100 Chemin des Campenes 74400 Les Praz de Chamonix, France; Website (private address)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 30, Moscow (1964)
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 88, MAPS 39, A215-A272 (2004)
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 112, in preparation (2023)
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Main mass. Fell Feb 18 or 25, 1961. David Gheesling   
Michel Franco, Caillou Noir         
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     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (12° 44'N, 15° 3'E)
     Recommended::   (12° 44'N, 15° 3'E)

     This is 1 of 4 approved meteorites from Chari-Baguirmi, Chad
     This is 1 of 8 approved meteorites from Chad (plus 2 impact craters)
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