|Basic information||Name: Tathlith|
This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1967
Country: Saudi Arabia
Mass: 2.5 kg
This is 1 of 9875 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)
Writeup from MB 43:
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FALL OF TATHLITH STONY METEORITE, SAUDI ARABIA
The place of fall or discovery: Tathlith, Saudi Arabia; φ = 19°23' N, λ = 43°44' E.
Date of fall or discovery: FALL, October 5, 1967, between 5 hrs 15 min and 5 hrs 30 min.
Class and type: STONY, hypersthene chondrite.
Number of individual specimens: 1.
Total weight: Estimated weight 2 to 3 kg.
Circumstances of the fall or discovery: Specimen in USNM, 205 g.
Source: Report of Dr. Roy S. Clarke (Washington, USA) in a letter II 23, 1968.
|References:||Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 43, Moscow (1968) reprinted Met. 5, 85-109 (1970)|
This is the only approved meteorite from 'Asir, Saudi Arabia
This is 1 of 110 approved meteorites from Saudi Arabia (plus 3 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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