[meteorite-list] Irons in Mauritania

From: Michel <Michel_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 09:41:57 2004
Message-ID: <005201c07a14$22d08780$c19cfea9_at_nwc.fr>

Thanks again Bernd !

I have no other info than what I wrote. I will let then list be informed if
any new iron is found there.

I do not think it is a Chinguetti story. I believe that an iron was found
near a crater. But there is no scientific proof that the iron and the crater
are paired. I rememeber having read a similar story about Barringer or

best wishes


----- Message d'origine -----
De : Bernd Pauli HD <bernd.pauli_at_lehrer1.rz.uni-karlsruhe.de>
À : Michel Franco <MICH-FRANCO_at_wanadoo.fr>
Cc : METEORITELIST <meteorite-list_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Envoyé : mardi 9 janvier 2001 00:12
Objet : [meteorite-list] Irons in Mauritania

> Michel Franco a écrit:
> > I have just received an info about the possible discovery of hexaedric
> > irons near one of the 2 mauritanian craters (Aouelloul or Tenoumer).
> Bonsoir Michel, Hello List,
> Could this be a revival of the Chinguetti story?
> But Chinguetti was supposed to be a mesosiderite!
> The coordinates given for the Chinguetti mass are
> the same as the coordinates for Aouelloul.
> The Aouelloul impactor is said to have been an iron
> - possibly a pallasite, so myth and folklore may have
> blended here. Just a guess!
> Best wishes,
> Bernd
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