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Gasseltepaoua
Basic information Name: Gasseltepaoua
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 2000
Country: Burkina Faso
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 87  (2003)  H5
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H5
Recommended:  H5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 10061 approved meteorites (plus 18 unapproved names) classified as H5.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
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Writeup from MB 87:

Gasseltepaoua

Soum, Djibo, Burkina Faso

Fell 2000 August 22

Ordinary chondrite (H5)

A fist-sized stone (weight unknown) was seen to fall by farmers working outdoors in the village of Gasseltepaoua, northern Burkina Faso. Mineralogy and classification (M. Bourot-Denise, MNHNP): Ordinary chondrite, H5 (Fa19.2 Fs17.1), S4, W1. Specimens: type specimen, 16.7 g, MNHNP; main mass, Museum of Bureau of Mines and Geology of Burkina Faso in Ouagadougou.

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MNHNP: Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, IMPMC-CP52, 57 rue Cuvier, 75005 Paris, France, France; Website (institutional address)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 87, MAPS 38, A189-A248 (2003)
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Burkina Faso
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     Recommended::   (14° 9' 3"N, 2° 2' 30"W)

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     This is the only approved meteorite from Soum, Burkina Faso
     This is 1 of 10 approved meteorites from Burkina Faso
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