Kilabo LL6 Chondrite, 2002 Nigeria Fall, Crusted Fragment, 2.4g


On July 21, 2002, a bright fireball exploded loudly over the countryside around Kilabo Nigeria. Local residents responded to the commotion and found a large friable meteorite with a light color that had shattered into many fragments on impact. The impact left behind a small crater in the sandy soil. Later analysis of recovered fragments revealed the meteorite to be a shocked LL6 chondrite.

The specimen offered here is a fresh fragment with no apparent oxidation. It has a big patch of black fusion crust with contraction cracks. It weighs approx. 2.4 grams.

Refer to the photo. The black centimeter cube is shown for scale and is not included. You are purchasing the fragment shown. Your purchase will include an ID label.
From the Meteoritical Bulletin entry :



Fell 2002 July 21, 19:30 hrs local time

Ordinary chondrite (LL6)

Mr. Mallam Yahava Muhammad of Hadejia, Nigeria, observed a brilliant fireball moving south to north. Two loud detonations were heard several minutes later. Mr. Mallam Audu and several neighbours in Kilabo heard the stone fall and later recovered it. The meteorite was found in the crater measuring 35 cm wide by 20 cm deep in sandy soil. The meteorite had fragmented on impact into many pieces, the largest of which was 2.2 kg. A total weight of ~19 kg was recovered. Stones were recovered in five villages in the region, with the largest piece in Kilabo.