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Maigatari-Danduma
Basic information Name: Maigatari-Danduma
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 2004
Country: Niger
Mass:help 4.63 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 89  (2005)  H5/6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H5/6
Recommended:  H5/6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 252 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)
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Writeup from MB 89:

Maigatari-Danduma

Niger – Nigeria border

Fell 2004, August 1, 12:30 L.T.

Ordinary chondrite (H5/6)

A meteorite broke into pieces and fell across the Niger-Nigeria border. One stone fell at the border town, Rigar Jobi in Maigatari Local Government Council, Nigeria. Mr. Malam Musa was standing in front of his hut when he heard a strange sound like the sound of a plane coming towards him. When he looked at the sky, he saw a black object falling towards him. The object fell about 15 meters away from him. His son, standing under a tree about 30 meters away, also saw the falling object and started running towards his father, but before he could reach him, the object had made it to Earth with a loud crash. Then there was another loud fall about 2-2.5km away, in Danduma, a small village west-northwest of the town Adara on the Niger Republic side, where two pieces of the meteorite, including the main mass, were recovered. Neighbours running to the site found a black stone which had shattered (or perhaps they broke it) into pieces. They brought some of the pieces to the local chief who presented them to the emir of Maigatari Local Government Council, Jigawa State, Nigeria. The total mass recovered was about 4.6 kg. Mineralogy and classification F. Brandstaetter (NHMV): H5/6 (Fa20.3, Fs18), S3, W0. Specimens: type specimen, 47 g, NHMV, main mass with anonymous purchaser.

Data from:
  MB89
  Table 1
  Line 47:
Date:1 Aug 2004
Latitude:12°50'N
Longitude:9°23'E
Mass (g):4629
Pieces:2
Class:H5/6
Shock stage:S3
Weathering grade:W0
Fayalite (mol%):20.3
Ferrosilite (mol%):18
Classifier:F. Brandstätter, NHMV
Type spec mass (g):47
Comments:Observed fall; see separate entry
Institutions
   and collections
NHMV: Naturhistorisches Museum, Burgring 7, 1010 Wien, Austria, Austria; Website (institutional address; updated 18 Jan 2019)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 89, MAPS 40, A201-A263 (2005)
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Geography:

Niger
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (12° 50'N, 9° 23'E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 4 approved meteorites from Zinder, Niger
     This is 1 of 69 approved meteorites from Niger (plus 4 unapproved names)
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