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Trifir
Basic information Name: Trifir
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1956
Country: Mali
Mass:help 1000 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 4  (1957)  L
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L6
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 11485 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 4:
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THE DISCOVERY OF THE TRIFIR METEORITE

Name: TRIFIR

The locality of fall or find: about 50-60 km to the SE of Trifir, West Sahara, Sudan; φ = 20°03' N, λ = 1°41' W.

The date of fall or find: found 1956, May 20.

Class and type: STONE, olivine-hypersthene chondrite.

The number of separate specimens: 1; the size 10x7x6 cm; the shape is irregular without crust of fusion.

Total weight: 1 kg.

The circumstances of the fall or find: the meteorite have been found and picked up by M. Rouaix Serge, geologist of the Federal Manage­ment of Mines and Geology of the French West Africa. The meteorite was lying on the loose ground of the desert covering the continen­tal deposites of Upper Cretaceous Systems. Perhaps some fragments have remained on the place of find and they have not been collected because the origin of the stone have not been recognized in the moment of find.

The meteorite is preserved in the collection of Paris Museum of Natural History.

Sources: The Meteoritical Bulletin of the Laboratory of Mineralogy of the Paris Museum of Natural History, May, 1957.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 4, Moscow (1957)
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Geography:

Mali
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (20° 3'N, 1° 41'W)
     Recommended::   (20° 3'N, 1° 41'W)

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     This is the only approved meteorite from Kidal, Mali
     This is 1 of 45 approved meteorites from Mali (plus 1 unapproved name)
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