header
  MetSoc Home            Publications            Contacts  
Search the Meteoritical Bulletin Database
Last update: 18 Jun 2021
Search for: Search type: Search limits: Display: Publication:
Names
Text help
Places
Classes
Years
Contains
Starts with
Exact
Sounds like
NonAntarctic
Falls  Non-NWAs
What's new
  in the last:
Limit to approved meteorite names
Search text:  
Zerga
Basic information Name: Zerga
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1973
Country: Mauritania
Mass:help 76 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 54  (1976)  LL6
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  LL6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  LL6
Recommended:  LL6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 2807 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as LL6.   [show all]
Search for other: LL chondrites, LL chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Writeuphelp
Writeup from MB 54:
Warning: the following text was scanned and may contain character recognition errors. Refer to the original to be sure of accuracy.

DISCOVERY OF THE ZERGA, MAURITANIA, STONY METEORITE

Name: ZERGA

Place of fmd: Immediately outside the Aouelloul Crater rim to the south-southeast.

20°15 'N, 12° 41'W:

Date of find: June 26, 1973

Class and type: Stone. Amphoterite (LL6).

Number of individual specimens: 1

Total weight: 76 g

Circumstances of find: The specimen was found by Raleigh Drake while collecting impactite. It is now in the collection of the Smithsonian Institution.

Source: R.F. Fudali and Philip J. Cressy. Investigation of a New Stony Meteorite from Mauritania with some Additional Data on its Find Site: Aouelloul Crater. preprint.

Catalogs:
Search for specimens in the Smithsonian Institution collection (U.S.):   
    Require SI photo
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 54, Meteoritics 11, 69-93 (1976)
Find references in NASA ADS:
Find references in Google Scholar:
Geography:

Mauritania
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (20° 15'N, 12° 41'W)
     Recommended::   (20° 15'N, 12° 41'W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 3 approved meteorites from Adrar, Mauritania (plus 1 impact crater)
     This is 1 of 145 approved meteorites from Mauritania (plus 1 unapproved name) (plus 2 impact craters)
Proximity search:
Find nearby meteorites: enter search radius (km):

Direct link to this page