[meteorite-list] Dar el Kahal, Mali find of 2013

From: Gary Fujihara <fujmon_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Wed, 11 Jun 2014 06:00:19 -1000
Message-ID: <58D1DF08-26CC-4490-B0BD-F1E708CDEE92_at_mac.com>

Aloha Meteorite collectors,

Big Kahuna is offering Dar el Kahal, found in Mali last October. A first individual, completely covered by black fusion crust, was found by a nomad while searching for historical artifacts near the former salt mines of Taoudenni, northern Mali in September 2013 (although my friend mentions a possible find date as early as 2012 with his 7694). During the following systematic search many fragments totaling 85 kg were recovered from a strewn field about 10 km in diameter. The meteorite is an H type breccia consisting of completely recrystallized type 6 and less intensely recrystallized type 5 fragments. The latter contain delineated chondrules. The meteorite is strongly shocked (S4), i.e., olivine shows mosaicism. Many individuals show beautiful regmaglypting and remnant crust.

Complete individuals

Full slices and end cuts:

*As always, my regularly scheduled ebay auctions end this Saturday, starting at 8:00am Pacific / 11:00am Eastern / 4:00pm London / 6:00pm Helsinki / 11:00pm Singapore.

Gary Fujihara
Big Kahuna Meteorites Inc.
PO Box 4175, Hilo, HI 96720
(808) 640-9161
Received on Wed 11 Jun 2014 12:00:19 PM PDT

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