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Bur-Gheluai (Bur-Hagaba district, Somalia) H5 xenolithic (stone) Found 16th October 1919

Bur-Gheluai is one of only two witnessed falls from this unusual locality, the other being an ordinary chondrite named Ergheo. In fact, Somalian meteorites total just three when the only "find" from this country, an iron named Uegit, is included.

Bur-Gheluai is classified as a xenolithic H5. Xenoliths are inclusions within the matrix which are un-related to the host matrix itself. The heating and recrystallisation period of the xenolith also pre-dates the accumulation of the final mass.



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