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Oum Dreyga

(syn.: AMGALA)
Stone, chondrite, H3-5, W0
Gour Lafkah, Western Sahara
Fall: October 16, 2003, 02:20 UT
TKW: ~17 kg
Individual: 65.00 g

The Oum Dreyga meteorite fell in Western Sahara after a brilliant fireball in a heavily mined area along fortified positions of the Moroccan Army guarding the border to Algeria. The current MINURSO fort where a detachment of the United Nations is stationed to survey the Western Sahara conflict is only a few kilometers from the fall site. Only a fraction of the fallen meteorites could be recovered in the difficult and rocky terrain. The 65 g individual shows a thick rich fusion crust with one surface enclosed by lipping.
Inventory #

B-245

Date

October 4, 2015

Category

Chondrites, Stones, Witnessed Falls