Sariçiçek (Howardite)

Country: Turkey
State/District: Bingol
Date of fall/find: Fell 2015, September 2 20:10:30
Total known weight: 15.24 kg
Number of pieces: over 340
Type: HED achondrite (Howardite)
Shock stage: S3
Weathering stage: low

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History: (O. Ünsalan, UIst; P. Jenniskens, SETI): A bright bolide was seen and heard in Bingol province, Turkey, and recorded on several video security cameras on 2015 Sept 2 at 20:10:30 UT. Shortly after the fireball, small meteorites were heard raining down on houses in the village of Saricicek. The next morning, people found pea-sized meteorites on the street and in yards. Tugçe Özduman of the police in Bingöl supplied the first video data from traffic cameras in Bitlis, a neighboring city. Dedicated searches were done by Iskender Demirkol, Ibrahim Yasin Erdogan, Aydin Sükrü Bengü and Vedat Avci of Bingol University. The 27 g meteorite analyzed here was found by Mehmet Nezir Ergün of Sariçiçek the morning of September 4.

Specimen ID#: 3066
Description: Crusted fragment
Size: 2 x 1.5 x 0.8 cm
Weight: 3.59 gr
Price: US$ 100.00


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