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Tathlith
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:help 2.5 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 43  (1968)  L
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L6
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 10013 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 43:
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FALL OF TATHLITH STONY METEORITE, SAUDI ARABIA

Name: TATHLITH

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.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 43, Moscow (1968) reprinted Met. 5, 85-109 (1970)
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Geography:

Saudi Arabia
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (19° 23'N, 43° 44'E)
     Recommended::   (19° 23'N, 43° 44'E)

Statistics:
     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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