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Tirhert (Foum el Hisn) Eucrite 0.54g Fragment Meteorite Morocco Fall 2014

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Seller: fujmon (9.058) 99.9%, Location: Hilo, Hawaii, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 232522621295 Item for auction is a 0.54g fragment of the Tirhert Eucrite meteorite. On Wednesday, 9 July 2014 around 9:30 pm, residents of Tirhert, Foum El Hisn, Douar Imougadir and nearby villages in southern Morocco, witnessed an intense fireball moving horizontally in a NW to SE direction and lasting about 4 s, shortly followed by multiple sonic booms. The fireball was seen by people from cities and villages more than 220 km around the fall site near Tirhert. The first meteorites were recovered the following day close to the road between Foum El Hisn and Assa. Thousands of people moved to the site from surrounding cities and villages to search, but many soon left because of the difficulties of searching during the hot 50°C daytime temperatures. The meteorite features a glassy black fusion crust with translucent patches revealing plagioclase grains beneath. Broken surface shows mm-size white plagioclase and honey brown pyroxene grains, also some scattered mm-size opaque grains. Friable. Achondrite (unbrecciated gabbroic eucrite). Highly equilibrated with clear compositional separation of the low and high calcium pyroxenes consistent with type 6 eucrites. This specimen would make a perfect addition to your collection, and comes in a quality labeled display box for protection and years of viewing pleasure, along with a Big Kahuna Meteorites Certificate of Authenticity. Scale cube in photo is 1cm on each side, and not included in sale. Big Kahuna combines shipping, and addresses must be in the English language, to facilitate customs input at US Postal Service. Non-English addresses cannot be shipped, and may incur additional fees for handling. We no longer ship to Italy. Condition: New

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