Bensour, LL6 Morocco Meteorite Fall, Micromount

Bensour, LL6 Morocco Meteorite Fall, Micromount


On February 11, 2002, a bright fireball was witnessed by over parts of the Moroccan and Algerian Sahara. Local nomads helped locate the strewnfield and many beautiful stones with velvety-black crust were found. Some of the stones were friable and were broken on impact or broken after recovery. A sample was classified as a LL6 chondrite that is a fine-grained breccia with metal fleck and sparse chondrules.

Refer to the photo. The black centimeter cube is shown for scale and is not included. You are purchasing a small fragment selected from the larger lot shown. Your purchase will include a labeled gemjar for safe storage.

From the Meteoritical Bulletin entry for Bensour :



Found, possible fall, 2002 February 11

Ordinary chondrite (LL6)

Eyewitness accounts from several nomads in the border region of Morocco and Algeria attest to a significant fall of many individual stones on February 11, 2002. However these reports are not detailed. Total weight is estimated to be in excess of 45 kg. Individual stones (up to 9.2 kg) are very pale grey with a glistening black fusion crust.