Zerhamra Meteorite

Zerhamra Meteorite Quick Facts

  • Name: Zerhamra
  • Year Discovered: 1967
  • Approximate Recovery Location: Bechar Algeria
  • Precise Recovery Location: (29.85861, -2.645)
  • Mass: 630000 grams
  • Classification: Iron, IIIAB-an
  • Discovery Type: Found
  • Condition: Valid

More Details About the Zerhamra Meteorite

The Zerhamra meteorite was discovered in 1967. It was recovered in Bechar Algeria (29.85861, -2.645). It has a mass of 630000 grams.

Zerhamra is considered a “Valid” meteorite. “Valid” meteorites are typical meteorites with average weathering, while “relict” meteorites are those that have been extremely altered, either due to weathering over time or human intervention.

Zerhamra’s official classification is Iron, IIIAB-an. The classification “Iron, IIIAB-an” denotes an iron meteorite that falls into the chemical group IIIAB and possesses distinctive or unusual properties. These meteorites are primarily composed of iron and nickel and formed from a molten state but exhibit unique characteristics.

The Zerhamra meteorite is a “Found” meteorite. Meteorites are classified as “falls” if they were observed falling and recovered, while “finds” are those discovered later, often weathered by longer exposure to Earth’s environment and without a record of being seen as they fell.

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Last Updated: 1/18/24

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