[meteorite-list] AD-Mreira

From: Gary Fujihara <fujmon_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Sat, 27 Jul 2013 07:21:33 -1000
Message-ID: <F6736FF4-0149-4C89-A7BB-96CCC4217CD3_at_mac.com>

Aloha mai kakou,

I am pointing my canoe NE for a voyage to Alberta (the overland portion is gonna be tough sailing). But would like to mention that the Big Kahuna holdings were exceeding a kilo of this beautiful L6 (S6,W0) meteorite, as opposed to the 335g reported in the metbull (http://tinyurl.com/lr69y44).

Pictured on the link below is a full slice of Mreira, an L6 ordinary chondrite with a shock stage of 6 and a weathering stage of 0. It was witnessed to fall near the village of Mehaires, Western Sahara. Pieces were recovered approximately 40 miles south of Mehaires, near Mre?ra, Mauritania, only a few days after the event. The strewn field is in the area called "Stailt Omgrain", which is a local nomadic name. This is south of Mehaires and north of the mountain "Galbe lahmar".
The meteorite is brecciated, and appears to feature clasts of less equilibrated chondritic material. Some specimens have been shocked, with distinct melt phases.


Some of the Mreira individual and slice offerings can be seen on these two webpages:


Because I will be away, I won't be able to ship anything out immediately, but can accept sales to ship out upon my return to Hawaii August 6.

Gary Fujihara
Big Kahuna Meteorites Inc.
PO Box 4175, Hilo, HI 96720
(808) 640-9161
Received on Sat 27 Jul 2013 01:21:33 PM PDT

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