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Morocco Meteorite Falls and Finds: Some Statistics

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Abstract:

Since the first recorded discovery of a meteorite in 1937 near the Mrirt village (Khenifra, Morocco), a total of 946 authenticated meteorites have been recorded in Morocco. The material, including 10 observed falls, comprises 918 stones, 13 irons and 15 stony-irons. A low ratio of falls to finds (represent only 0.01% of the Moroccan declared meteorites) compared with other countries (e.g., USA 14.3%). However the rate of recovery of meteorites (falls + finds) in Morocco exceeds that of most other countries of similar size and range of climatic conditions. More than 95% of documented meteorites from Morocco have been recovered from Eastern Morocco (Eastern Sahara Moroccan) including many rare types. This Region has proved to be one of the most prolific areas in the world for meteorite finds.

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Periodical:
International Letters of Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy (Volume 20)
Pages:
18-24
DOI:
10.18052/www.scipress.com/ILCPA.20.18
Citation:
A. Ibhi "Morocco Meteorite Falls and Finds: Some Statistics", International Letters of Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy, Vol. 20, pp. 18-24, 2014
Online since:
Oct 2013
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