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Lot 3377
Aba Panu--Complete Slice
17 May 2022, 10:00 PDT
Los Angeles

Lot to be sold without reserve

US$700 - US$1,000


Aba Panu--Complete Slice

Ordinary chondrite (L3)
Oyo, Nigeria

On the afternoon of 19 April 2018, a large fireball detonated over the Nigerian state of Oyo. This fireball was recorded by NASAs Center for Near Earth Object Studies (CNEOS). The meteoroid entered at 20.9 km/s and detonated at an altitude of 30 km at 7.5'N, 3.6'E releasing a calculated total impact energy of 0.23 kt. Many stones fell between the villages of Ipapo and Tede to the north. The meteorite is named for the village of Aba Panu near the center of the strewn-field: multiple kg-sized stones were found in and around this village. The current specimen is a complete slice with gray matrix, studded with well-developed chondrules and chondrule fragments. Weighing approximately 115.8 grams and measuring 7 x 4 1/2 in

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