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Kilabo (Kilabo, Nigeria) LL6 (stone) Fell 21st July 2002

This is one of the newest meteorite falls on Earth, arriving just a few hours after the South African Thuathe meteorite, once local times are taken into account. At 7:30pm local time, a bright fireball was seen over Hedeija, accompanied by loud detonations. Moments later, several stones were heard to fall and later recovered. Kilabo is an LL-group chondrite - in cut section it shows brecciation, very little metal flake, crazy shock veining and angular black clasts in the light coloured matrix. The fusion crust is fresh, black and beautiful. On naturally broken edges, slickensides are evident.


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