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Moroccan nomads heard a loud whistle and witnessed a 1215 g stone fall near their tent. The stone was sacrificed on an altar (broken into fragments) during a wedding ceremony 15 days later. Mineralogy and classification (A. Sexton, OU): olivine, Fa30.0; pyroxene, Fs22.0; shock stage, S2; weathering grade, W0/1.


My specimen of Oued el Hadjar contains a large metal nodule (approximately 0.1 cm across) and this is the subject for the images below.

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