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Bensour   contributed by Bernd Pauli   MetBul Link
 


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Photo Copyright (c) Bernd Pauli.
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TKW 45 kg. Possibly an observed fall* 11 February 2002, in Morocco. The MetBul states:
Eyewitness accounts from several nomads in the border region of Morocco and Algeria attest to a significant fall of many individual stones on February 11, 2002. However these reports are not detailed.



 


Bernd writes:
The 1-gram partlice has a mottled, brecciated appearance and very fresh, dark fusion crust on one side.

The 3.8-gram partslice also has that mottled appearance and contains a round ca. 1 mm metal nodule. I purchased it from Dean Bessey in 2002.

The fusion-crusted individual weighs 4.8 grams, has about 60% fresh, dark fusion crust and shows some shallow regma- glypts and even traces of lipping.

Last but not least a very fine-grained view of my Bensour thin section in cross-polarized light.
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Found at the arrow (green or red) on the map below

 


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Jim Strope
 9/15/2020 11:16:12 AM
Very nice display!!!
Steve Brittenham
 9/15/2020 9:47:23 AM
Nice pieces! And it's great to have both slices and a fusion crusted individual to show more about that fall. The thin section is just icing on the cake :)
Twink Monrad
 9/15/2020 9:43:42 AM
Interesting! I will have to look at mine more closely now.
matthias
 9/15/2020 4:55:09 AM
These pieces, obviously put together with the utmost caution and with a good amount of connoisseurship, expose a pretty complete spectrum of the Bensour fall - great, Bernd.
 

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