Falling Rocks
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Meteorite Name: Gao-Guenie
Location: Gourounsi, Burkina Faso, Africa
Classification: H5 Chondrite
Witnessed Fall: Yes
Date and Time: March 5, 1960
TKW: > 300 kilograms
Little is known of the history of this witnessed fall, and in the years immediately following its terrestrial arrival relatively few specimens were collected. It is thought that this meteoroid underwent three phases of fragmentation during its violent passage through our atmosphere.
Collection Photos
1050 gram complete individual
1050 gram complete individual
8.0 gram and 3.7 gram oriented individuals
8.0 gram (now in the Sean Murray collection of meteorites and tektites)
and 3.7 gram oriented individuals

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