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Alta'ameem
Basic information Name: Alta'ameem
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1977
Country: Iraq
Mass:help 6 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 55  (1978)  L
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  LL5
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  LL5
Recommended:  LL5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 3121 approved meteorites classified as LL5.   [show all]
Search for other: LL chondrites, LL chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
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Writeup from MB 55:
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FALL OF THE ALTA'AMEEM, IRAQ, STONY METEORITE

Name: ALTA’AMEEM

Place of fall: About 100 m N. of the village of Humaira, northern Iraq.

35°16'24"N., 44°12'56"E. (approx.).

Date of fall: August 20, 1977 between 1030 and 1100 hrs.

Class and type: Stone. Olivine hypersthene chondrite, amphoterite.

Number of individual

specimens: 1, broken on impact into many fragments.

Total weight: 6 kg approx. recovered.

Circumstances of fall: After at least one detonation, villagers reported hearing a humming sound that ended when the meteorite struck the ground.

Source: Dr. Y. Al-Rawi, Department of Geology, College of Science, University of Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 55, Meteoritics 13, 327-352 (1978)
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Geography:

Iraq
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (35° 16' 24"N, 44° 12' 56"E)
     Recommended::   (35° 16' 24"N, 44° 12' 56"E)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 1.1 m apart

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     This is the only approved meteorite from At Ta'min, Iraq
     This is 1 of 3 approved meteorites from Iraq (plus 1 unapproved name)
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Synonymshelp: Alta Ameem (From MetBase)

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