Name: Mount Tazerzait 0.201g
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1991
Country: Niger
Mass: 110 kg

Mount Tazerzait

Tahoua, Niger

Fell 1991 August 21, afternoon

Ordinary chondrite (L5)

A single stone of ~110 kg was witnessed to fall by a seven-year-old Tuareg boy.  Numerous pieces of this were distributed by a Tuareg man.  Mineralogy and classification (J. Otto, MPIF):  olivine, Fa24.6; pyroxene, Fs20.8Wo1.3; plagioclase, An10.5Or5.9. Specimens:  main mass, SML.

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