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Tillaberi
Basic information Name: Tillaberi
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1970
Country: Niger
Mass:help 3 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 56  (1979)  L6
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L6
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 11277 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 56:
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FALL OF THE TILLABERI, NIGER, STONY METEORITE

Name: TILLABERI

Place of fall: Close to the village of Mari, 40 km NE of Tillaberi, Republic of Niger.

14° 15'N., 01° 32'E.

Date of fall: April 1970, at the end of the month, in the morning.

Class and type: Stone. Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6). Olivine Fa25.

Number of individual

specimens: 2

Total weight: 3 kg, approximately.

Circumstances of fall: Three fireballs were seen, associated with detonations. Only two stones were recovered.

Source: M. Christophe Michel-Levy and J.-M. Malezieux, 1976. La meteorite de Tillaberi. Meteoritics 11, 217-224.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 56, Meteoritics 14, 161-175 (1979)
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Geography:

Niger
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (14° 15'N, 1° 32'E)
     Recommended::   (14° 15'N, 1° 32'E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 2 approved meteorites from Niamey, Niger
     This is 1 of 66 approved meteorites from Niger (plus 4 unapproved names)
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