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Djoumine
Basic information Name: Djoumine
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1999
Country: Tunisia
Mass:help 10 kg
Classification
  history:
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H5-6
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 84  (2000)  H5-6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H5-6
Recommended:  H5-6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 89 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 84:

Djoumine

Banzart , Tunisia

Fell 1999 October 31, 18:45 to 19:00 local time

Ordinary chondrite (H5–6)

After a bright fireball was seen traveling from the southwest to the northeast, accompanied by multiple detonations, two meteorites were recovered by children near the village of Djoumine.  At least five other pieces were recovered at a later time within a 4 km long strewn field, with the total mass being ~ 10 kg.  Classification and mineralogy (A. Bischoff, Mün ; R. Bartoschewitz, Bart ):  olivine, Fa18.7±0.7; pyroxene, Fs16.3±0.4Wo1.7±0.8; shock stage, S3; contains shock veins and light-colored clasts in a darker-colored matrix.  Specimens:  main masses with anonymous finders; 2 kg, Bart; 23 g, NHM; 12 g, Mün.

Institutions
   and collections
NHM: Department of Mineralogy, The Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD, United Kingdom; Website (institutional address; updated 9 Dec 2011)
Bart: Bartoschewitz Meteorite Laboratory, Lehmweg 53, D-38518 Gifhorn, Germany; Website (private address; updated 4 Aug 2013)
Mün: Institut für Planetologie, Wilhelm-Klemm-Str. 10, 48149 Münster, Germany (institutional address; updated 23 Jan 2012)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 84, MAPS 35, A199-A225 (2000)
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Matteo Chinellato   
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Geography:

Tunisia
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (36° 57'N, 9° 33'E)
     Recommended::   (36° 57'N, 9° 33'E)

Statistics:
     This is the only approved meteorite from Banzart, Tunisia
     This is 1 of 72 approved meteorites from Tunisia
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