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This new meteorite fell to Earth on December 16, 2012. At least 50-60 stones were recovered, with a total known weight of approximately 6 kilograms. The meteorite appears to be an equilibrated L-chondrite, with stunning, pristine fusion crust and a brecciated interior. The strewn-field is close to the Morocco-Mauritania or Morocco-Algeria border, near a town called Mheiriz (or Mehaires). Mheiriz is in Eastern Morocco, near Smara.
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Mre´ra 25░57.550'N, 10░57.615'W
Tiris Zemmour, Mauritania
Found: Dec 2012
Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L6)
History: According to Ait Hiba Abdelhad, a fireball was seen in the afternoon sky on December 16, 2012, several school children saw the fireball explode and detonations were heard near the village of Mehaires, Western Sahara. Pieces were recovered approximately 40 miles south of Mehaires, near Mre´ra, Mauritania, only a few days after the event. The strewn field is in the area called "Stailt Omgrain", which is a local nomadic name. This is south of Mehaires and north of the mountain "Galbe lahmar". Therefore this is a possible fall associated with the fireball of December 16, 2012.
Physical characteristics: The largest single piece weighed 602 grams and was completely covered with fresh fusion crust. A total of approximately 6 kg of freshly crusted stones were recovered.

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The Mehaires (L6) meteorite fell in Tiris Zemmour, Mauritania, on the 16th December, 2012.
A total mass of 6 kg was recovered.

25░ 57' 33"N, 10░ 57' 37"W



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