Bou Kra 006, West Sahara L6 Chondrite, Micromount

Bou Kra 006, West Sahara L6 Chondrite, Micromount


This meteorite was found as a single small stone on a remote piece of desert in Western Sahara. I acquired a small amount in a trade and you do not often see meteorites from this DCA (dense collection area) found on the collector market. This is a rare chance to add a Bou Kra specimen to your collection of localities. It was analyzed and revealed to be an L6 chondrite that is strongly shocked at S6 and moderately weathered at W3.

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

From the Meteoritical Bulletin entry for Bou Kra 006 :

Bou Kra 006 26°51’50.2’’N, 12° 36’14.5’’W

Saguia el Hamra, Western Sahara

Found: 2014 Nov 12

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L6)

History: Lead by the local guide Mohamed Zeroual, meteorite collectors Joachim Lemm, Rob Lenssen, Gert Jan Netjes, Hanno Strufe and Kally Wombacher conducted a systematic search for meteorites in Western Sahara. On November 12, 2014, Hanno Strufe found the meteorite on a small plateau adjacent to the Wadi Qued Saquia. It was found on a fine-grained limestone and chert desert pavement.

Physical characteristics: The angular, flight marked individual has a trapezoidal base and is partly covered by fusion crust.