Thika central kenya
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History : A bright fireball in multiple pieces was observed from southern Kenya traveling to the northwest around 10 am on the July 16, Residents around Kiambu County in the Thika District reported multiple loud explosions and loud screaming noises, with ground shaking. This meteorite was subsequently removed by the military and taken to the University of Nairobi.
Multiple pieces were then found in the nearby village of Mwana Wikio. Two meteorites smashed through greenhouses in Mwana Wikio and one through a house in nearby Muguga village. Stones were recovered from a 7. The main mass, 3.
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Total known mass is currently Only a few small stones have so far been recovered. All stones were recovered before rainfall. Physical characteristics : Stones are angular and fusion crusted.
Interior of the fresh stones is white. Petrography : Shock stage S1 and weathering W0. One thin shock vein is present in the section, otherwise none are recognizable in the stones.
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The sections show poorly defined chondrules in a recrystallized matrix. Recognizable chondrules to 1. Common accessory minerals include chlorapatite, merrillite, and Ti-rich chromite, and rare ilmenite. Largest merrillite is microns across. Much of the metal and sulfide occurs as separate, blocky grains.
Representative analysis of chlorapatite normalized to three P atoms is Ca 4. MFarmer holds the 3. China Colombia Congo - Dem. Namibia Namibia? Falls Non-NWAs. Has strewnfield.
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Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite. Meteoritical Bulletin:. Central Data from: MB Table kenya Line Institutions and collections.
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. Credit Photos Photos ed by members of the Encyclopedia of Meteorites.
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