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Djermaia
Basic information Name: Djermaia
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1961
Country: Chad
Mass:help 3.95 kg
Classification
  history:
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 88  (2004)  Stone
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H
Recommended:  H    [explanation]

This is 1 of 104 approved meteorites (plus 2 unapproved names) classified as H.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, Ordinary chondrites
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Writeup from MB 30:
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DJERMAIA, Chad, Africa;

FELL February 25, 1961.


Writeup from MB 88:
Djermaia additional mass:
A single black stone weighing 2947 g was given by a nomad to Raymond Martinot, insurance broker in Fort Lamy, Chad, after 1960. Identification (Michèle Bourot-Denise, MNHNP): it is a new individual of the Djermaia fall, determined from a comparison of sections. Specimen: MFranco.
Institutions
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MNHNP: Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, IMPMC-CP52, 57 rue Cuvier, 75005 Paris, France, France; Website (institutional address)
MFranco: Michel Franco (of Caillou Noir), 100 Chemin des Campenes 74400 Les Praz de Chamonix, France; Website (private address)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 30, Moscow (1964)
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 88, MAPS 39, A215-A272 (2004)
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Main mass. Fell Feb 18 or 25, 1961. David Gheesling   
Michel Franco, Caillou Noir         
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Dave Gheesling   
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Woreczko Jan & Wadi   
Geography:

Chad
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (12° 44'N, 15° 3'E)
     Recommended::   (12° 44'N, 15° 3'E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 2 approved meteorites from Chari-Baguirmi, Chad
     This is 1 of 4 approved meteorites from Chad (plus 2 impact craters)
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