Oued el Hadjar
Fall 1986
LL6

30°10.80N 6° 34.63W
Morocco, Djebel Bani
Fell 1986 March
LL6 chondrite
TKW 1215.5 grams

Nomads heard a loud whistle and saw a 1215.5 g stone fall 200 from their tent. The stone was broken into many pieces ( sacrified on an altar) 15 days later during a wedding ceremony. Mineralogy and classification ( A. Sexton, OU): olivine Fa30.0; pyroxene, Fs22.0; shock stage, S2; weathering grade, W0/1. Specimen:18.6g OU; main mass with anonymous finder. Meteoritical Bulletin 85, 2001 September

You can download the full strory of this meteorite's recovery by Michel Franco, that was published in Meteorite Magazine - August 2000 - Vol. 6, No. 3
by clicking on the link below:
Download PDF - 11.7Mo

After an unpleasant prospection in mine fields in Western Sahara, we went up North in the Moroccan Altlas and heard of the story of a stone that fell in 1986.
After a 3 weeks investigation Michel FRANCO was able to recover the fragments of the broken meteorite!
See the original story of this hunt in Meteorite! Magazine Aug 2000.
Oued el Hadjar meteorite is extremely fresh, well preserved by dry field conditions, it is a beautiful meteorite. The matrix is white with many black heat altered type 6 chondrules, when I picked it up from the ground I imediatly recognized it as a rare meteorite, I even thought it could be an aubrite ! Its well preseved crusts, finely cracked attest of its fast cooling. A meteorite with a small TKW, certainly a must for the discerning collector!

We sell in-situ conditions fragments as they were recovered from 10 to 17 US$ per gram according crustation and size.

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OEH Frag. 241 dimensions * * mm crust on one side, weight 2.41 grams US$ 48
OEH Frag. 533 dimensions * * mm crust on one side, weight 5.33 grams US$ 107
OEH Frag. 681 dimensions * * mm, weight 6.81 grams US$ 136
OEH Frag. 719dimensions * * mm crust on one side, weight 7.19 grams US$ 144
OEH Frag. 738
dimensions * * mm , weight 7.38 grams US$ 148
OEH Frag. 928 dimensions * * mm crust on one side, weight 9.28 grams US$ 186
OEH Frag. 1055 dimensions * * mm weight 10.55 grams US$ 211
OEH Frag. 3293 dimensions * * mm crust on one side, weight 32.93 grams US$ 659
OEH Frag. 4338 dimensions * * mm crust on one side, weight 43.38 grams US$ 868
OEH Frag. 5100 dimensions * * mm crust on one side, weight 51.00 grams US$ 1020
OEH Frag. 5119 dimensions * * mm crust on one side, weight 51.19 grams US$ 1024
OEH Frag. 7097 dimensions * * mm weight 70.97 grams US$ 1419
OEH Frag. 8049
dimensions * * mm crust on one side, weight 80.49 grams US$ 1610
OEH Frag. 8114 dimensions * * mm crust on one side, weight 81.14 grams US$ 1623
OEH Frag. 8469
dimensions * * mm crust on one side, weight 84.69 grams US$ 1694

 

Oued el Hadjar

Fragment 2.41 grams

crust one side

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Price: US$ 48

 

Oued el Hadjar

Fragment 5.33 grams
crust one side
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Price: US$ 107

 


Oued el Hadjar

Fragment 6.81 grams

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Price: US$ 136

 

 

   

Oued el Hadjar

Fragment 7.19 grams
nice crust
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Price: US$ 144

140 Euros (on hold)

 

Oued el Hadjar

Fragment 7.38 grams

Dimensions

Price: US$ 148

 

Oued el Hadjar

Fragment 9.28 grams

finely cracked crust

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Price: US$ 186

 

Oued el Hadjar

Fragment 10.55 grams

no crust

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Price: US$ 211

 

Oued el Hadjar

Fragment 32.93 grams

partial crust

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Price: US$ 659

 

Oued el Hadjar

Fragment 43.38 grams

one of the most crusted fragments

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Price: US$ 868

 

 

Oued el Hadjar

Fragment 51.00 grams

beautiful crust

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Price: US$ 1020

Oued el Hadjar

Fragment 51.19grams

beautiful crust

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Price: US$ 1024

Oued el Hadjar

Fragment 70.97 grams

Dimensions

Price: US$ 1419

 

Oued el Hadjar

Fragment 80.49 grams

partial crust and a freshly broken side

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Price: US$ 1610

 

Oued el Hadjar

Fragment 81.14 grams

beautiful crust

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Price: US$ 1623

 

 

Oued el Hadjar

Fragment 84.69 grams

partial crust and enormous greish inclusion

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Price: US$ 1694