- Meteorite Type: Ordinary chondrite (L6)
- Weight: 2080 grams
- Approximate Measurements: 154 mm x 100 mm x 82 mm
- Additional Information: The stone floats in cold space for an irresolute length of time … it is awakened when it comes in contact with Earth’s gravitational pull before being superheated to several thousand degrees Fahrenheit, and is burned. Left with a delicate rind (known as fusion crust), changing its appearance from brilliant white to charred black; a reminder of its survival from its fiery journey through Earth’s atmosphere. It collides with other rocks, or a planet, and chunks break off, revealing that light white interior, a broken reminder of the distant past. Its journey through the cosmos comes to an abrupt and violent end, when it skids along the surface of our planet Earth, and rests to a stop. Scarred exterior. Broken interior. What a stone and marvelous addition to any serious collection.
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Hammadah al Hamra 346 “Ghadamis”
Stone, Ordinary chondrite (L6)
Hammadah al Hamra 346 “Ghadamis” is recorded as a possible witnessed fall in Libya on August 26 of 2018. Note the rich black fusion crust and large well-formed regmaglypts on these excellent whole stones. The freshness of the crust indicates they were picked shortly after the fall and has experienced little, if any, weathering. Chips in the crust, likely acquired during flight or upon impact, show a light interior with a few relict chondrules.
Given the absence of weathering of the stones, it is speculated Ghadamis originated from the 2018 meteor seen over this region. In 2019, Mr. Marcin Cimala purchased 30 kilograms of stones from a Mauritanian meteorite dealer. Stones of this possible fall are currently being traded under the name of Hammadah al Hamra 346 and Ghadamis.