METEORITES PAGE 13
Updated 31 November 2016
KABO, Nigeria - Witnessed Fall
KAINSAZ, Russia - Witnessed Fall
KAPOETA, Sudan - Witnessed Fall
KATOL, India - Witnessed Fall
On the afternoon of 22 May 2012, a brilliant fireball, with detonations, was witnessed by numerous residents near Katol, Nagpur district, India. Numerous stones were recovered and most were covered with a rich black fusion crust. The matrix is a light gray material with numerous tiny green crystals which do not appear to be olivine. Katol was classified as an L6 chondrite. Please note that these pieces are the high-metal content material and were brought out prior to the rains. Most samples I have seen were obviously subjected to moisture indicating this meteorite is an easy rusting one. There are at least 3 meteorite repositories doing research on this fall. The slices below were cut by Matt Morgan on his wire saw using alcohol so they have not been exposed to moisture. All have fusion crust.
KENNA, New Mexico
A single stone was found North and East of Kenna in Roosevelt County, New Mexico, about 1972. Kenna is a rare classification of meteorite, a Urellite. Kenna, and other Urellites, are Olivine-pigeonite achondrites with carbon in the form of graphite and contain microscopic diamonds. Some meteorite scientists theorize that Kenna may have originated from a source in the orbit of Mercury, or possibly Mercury itself. Whatever the source, Kenna is a beautiful meteorite with a bluish cast to the matrix. This material was originally purchased from Bob Haag many years ago. Seldom available in the meteorite market, here is an opportunity to acquire an excellent specimen from a classic location.