[meteorite-list] moroccan fall stats
From: Michel Franco <michel_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 10:32:44 2004
Michael, Adam, Serguey, list,
Sorry to mess a round. Western Sahara is NOT Morocco. Not at all.
Western Sahara is a country which has been invaded in 1975 by Hassan II
troops, on its western part. ( Atlantic side) just after the Spanish
colonial occupation ceased.
There is an interposition force, ruled by UN, called MINURSO that tries to
keep the country in peace, since 1976 ( if my old memory is good. )
A berm ( sand wall) was raised by Morocco to stop the Polisario troops (
the regular Western Sahara army) to free the invaded side of its country
It seems to me that, according the info that gave Adam, the 16 october fall
happened in the still free territories, under Polisario control.
On another hand, Smara is in Western Sahara on the moroccan occupied side.
Adams forwarded map is really clear.
My meteorites are cosmic material like yours !
My 2 cents,
hunting in Western Sahara, among other countries.
Caillou Noir www.caillou-noir.com
BP 16, 100 Chemin des Campènes
74400 Les Praz de Chamonix FRANCE
----- Original Message -----
From: "Michael Farmer" <meteoriteguy_at_yahoo.com>
To: "Sergey Vasiliev" <svassiliev_at_iol.cz>;
Sent: Monday, March 01, 2004 11:35 AM
Subject: Re: [meteorite-list] moroccan fall stats
> ok, but are you including western sahara whis is
> morocco? and the border areas of algeria and
> muaratania. you have been here so you know how large
> and open the area is.
> --- Sergey Vasiliev <svassiliev_at_iol.cz> wrote:
> > > That is four falls in the last 8 years, in an area
> > > MUCH larger than germany....
> > Not really MUCH larger, Mike:
> > Germany: 356,959 square kilometers.
> > The area of Morocco is 458,730 sq km (177,120 sq
> > mi).
> > Regards,
> > Sergey
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