Gao Meteorite


Gao meteorite

(H5 brecciated), Burkina Faso, fall March 5, 1960 (1700hrs)

A 150g lot of small individuals with fusion crust

Weight : ~150g     Size of the display box : 130x100mm


At least 16 stones, the largest weighing 2.5kg, fell 60 km N of the town of Leo, near the Upper Volta-Ghana border, reported, Met. Bull., 1967, (39), Meteoritics, 1970, 5, p.91. Analysis, olivine Fa18, B.Mason, GCA, 1967, 31, p.1100.