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Sfax
Basic information Name: Sfax
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1989
Country: Tunisia
Mass:help 7 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 69  (1990)  L6
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L6
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 10004 approved meteorites (plus 3 unapproved names) classified as L6.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
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Writeup from MB 69:
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Sfax

Tunisia

Fell October 16, 1989, 0930 hr

Stone. Ordinary chondrite (L6)

Following an explosion a meteorite fell near Sfax (coordinates as above). At least four fragments (weighing 4.2 kg, 500 g, and two others) were recovered from the region of Sakiet Ezzit, about 10 km north of Sfax, Mme Laridhi-Ouazaa, Department of Earth Sciences, 1060 Le Belvedere, Tunis. Olivine Fa25, A. L. Graham, Natural History Museum, London, UK. Main mass at Tunis University, Faculty of Science.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 69, Meteoritics 25, 237-239 (1990)
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Geography:

Tunisia
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (34° 45'N, 10° 43'E)
     Recommended::   (34° 45'N, 10° 43'E)

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     This is the only approved meteorite from Safaqis, Tunisia
     This is 1 of 72 approved meteorites from Tunisia
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