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Allende, CV3.2
Bassikounou, H5
Carancas, H4-5
Gao-Guenie, H5
Gujba, CBa
Foster, H4
Juanita de Angeles, H5
Kunya-Urgench, H5
La Colina, H5
La Luz, H4
Leedey, L6
Long Island, L6
Mreïra, L-chondrite
New Orleans, H5
NWA 869, L3-6
NWA 4419, R4
NWA 6508, EL3
NWA 6510, L4
NWA 7406, EL3
NWA 7801, CK5
NWA Main Masses
Ochansk, H4
Park Forest, L5
Pony Creek, H4
Red Dry Lake 064, H5
Renfrow, L6
San Bernardino Wash, L5
Santa Vitoria do Palmar, L3
Sierra Colorada, L5
Soltmany, L6
Sutter's Mill, C
Tulia (a), H3-4
Bassikounou, H5
At 04:00 UTC on October 16, 2006, a massive fireball split the sky above Mauritania.  After detonations and sustained rumbling, stones pelted the countryside near the town of Bassikounou.  The meteorite was classified as an H5, S2, W0.  Some 40 kilograms of stones were recovered all told. 

Svend Buhl brought together a wonderful
article describing the fall.

The bulletin contains the following information:

http://www.lpi.usra.edu/meteor/metbull.php?code=44876

Specimens from the fall have been getting harder to find, though a few shipments of weathered stones have surfaced in the past few months.  The stones below were purchased some years ago in Morocco and are unweathered, original recoveries.  They show minimal signs of weathering, if any. 

41.5 gram complete individual - 99% primary crust - $200



41.5 gram complete individual - 99% primary crust - $200
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41.8 gram complete individual - 100% crust, some secondary - $200


41.8 gram complete individual - 100% crust, some secondary - $200
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46.2 gram complete individual - 99% primary crust - $230



46.2 gram complete individual - 99% primary crust - $230
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46.5 gram complete oriented individual - 100% primary crust - $280






46.5 gram complete oriented individual - 100% primary crust
This stone is drop-shaped and flight-marked.  Due to the aerodynamic, tapering shape of the stone, lipping/thick crust developed only in two places, visible in the first photo (top left), and second photo, towards the right-hand side.  The front of the stone is visible head-on in the last photo.  Not many flow-lines are evident, but the large iron inclusion visible in the center of the first photo (not shown well) shows distinct flow patterns towards the sharp trailing edge of the stone. 
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