Benenitra Meteorite Fall Madagascar

Benenitra Meteorite, a fall July 27th in Madagascar associated with lunar eclipse!

The story of the Benenitra (Chondrite L6) meteorite starts for me with an e-mail in August, from a person sending me pictures of black stones. From the pictures, no question these are quite fresh meteorites. This person wants to know if they are pieces of the Moon...

Benenitra Meteorite, a fall July 27th in Madagascar associated with lunar eclipse!

The story of the Benenitra (Chondrite L6) meteorite starts for me with an e-mail in August, from a person sending me pictures of black stones. From the pictures, no question these are quite fresh meteorites. This person wants to know if they are pieces of the Moon because these black stones fell shortly before the July 27th lunar eclipse. I  purchased several kg of these meteorites from him, so we agreed on a price. All of these meteorites I’m selling were freshly collected by local people very shortly after the fall. 
Locals were collecting the black rock shortly after the event, describing the stones as very cold, even icy in some cases, which very typical for meteorite collected immediately (the fusion crust is very thin and the stone inside remains cold from deep space.)
Researchers from University of the Witwatersrand and colleagues from the University of Antananarivo in Madagascar have done some great work on this fall.
The team approached Dr Andry Ramanantsoa (Laboratory of Seismology at the University of Antananarivo). Ramanantsoa was able to confirm that there had been an "upper atmosphere energy release event" at 5.16 p.m. GMT (7.16 p.m. local time in the evening of 27 July). 
An other bit of evidence was a ground vibration at 5.17 p.m. GMT was detected by geophysical seismometers, confirmed by Dr Andriamiranto (Ranto) Raveloson (Africa Array Seismic Network)
As final evidence, Dr Matthias Laubenstein (Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare in Italy) measured high levels of cosmogenic nuclides on one of the meteorites collected, consistent with a recent fall.
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Météorite Benenitra Tombée le 27 juillet 2018, à 19h16 (5.16 PM GMT), à Madagascar : juste avant l'éclipse lunaire ! Echantillon complet recouvert d'une croûte de fusion noire. Poids : 29,13 g       Dimensions : 3,2 x 2,5 x 2,3 cm

450,00 €

Météorite Benenitra Tombée le 27 juillet 2018, à 19h16 (5.16 PM GMT), à Madagascar : juste avant l'éclipse lunaire ! Echantillon complet recouvert d'une croûte de fusion noire. Poids : 31,12 g       Dimensions : 3,8 x 2,8 x 2,2 cm

465,00 €

Météorite Benenitra Tombée le 27 juillet 2018, à 19h16 (5.16 PM GMT), à Madagascar : juste avant l'éclipse lunaire ! Echantillon complet recouvert d'une croûte de fusion noire. Poids : 33,15 g       Dimensions : 4,1 x 3 x 1,5 cm

495,00 €

Météorite Benenitra Tombée le 27 juillet 2018, à 19h16 (5.16 PM GMT), à Madagascar : juste avant l'éclipse lunaire ! Echantillon complet recouvert d'une croûte de fusion noire. Poids : 51,84 g       Dimensions : 4,8 x 2,8 x 2,3 cm

850,00 €

Météorite Benenitra Tombée le 27 juillet 2018, à 19h16 (5.16 PM GMT), à Madagascar : juste avant l'éclipse lunaire ! Echantillon complet recouvert d'une croûte de fusion noire. Poids : 89,17 g       Dimensions : 5,2 x 4 x 2,9 cm

1 280,00 €
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