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The Imilchil Meteorite Strewn Field and Isli-Agoudal Craters

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New meteorite prospections at different places in the region of Imilchil showed that (1) besides the Ataxite of Tasraft all the other collected specimens belong to the same and only IIAB iron mother meteorite (2) the strewn field of the meteorite has a length of about 38 km into north-south direction (3) the small crater of Agoudal as well as the impact crater of Isli are situated on a parallel north-south axis, if not put together with the strewn field of the Imilchil meteorite (4) these two structures might be the result of the fall of the same and only mother meteorite of the IIAB type.


International Letters of Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy (Volume 16)
H. Nachit et al., "The Imilchil Meteorite Strewn Field and Isli-Agoudal Craters", International Letters of Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy, Vol. 16, pp. 65-71, 2013
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[2] H. Ibouh, A. Michard, A. Charrière, A. Benkaddour, A. Rhoujjati, "Tectonic–karstic origin of the alleged “impact crater” of Lake Isli (Imilchil district, High Atlas, Morocco)", Comptes Rendus Geoscience, Vol. 346, p. 82, 2014


[3] H. Nachit, E. Abia, C. Bonadiman, M. Di Martino, C. Vaccaro, "The preservation of the Agoudal impact crater, Morocco, under a landslide: Indication of a genetic link between shatter cones and meteorite fragments", Geomorphology, Vol. 295, p. 76, 2017