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Gao-Guenie History


Name: Gao-Guenie
Location: Burkina Faso, Upper Volta, West Africa
Type: Olivine-Bronzite Chondrite H-5

This stone meteorite was seen to fall on March 5, 1960. Many of the pieces originally recovered crashed through the 

roofs of native huts. Initially, 16 pieces were found. Lately, enterprising locals have taken to searching the fields during 

the winter months when grasses are low, and several hundred more stones have been recovered in this fashion. The total 

                                           recovered weight to this date amounts to over 200 kilograms.


This meteorite was published in the Meteoritical Society Bulletin No. 83
Check out their web site at http://www.meteoriticalsociety.org/

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