Zagami Meteorite

Zagami is the official name for this meteorite and it does not have an official abbreviation. Zagami was an observed fall in Nigeria in the year 1962 and has the meteorite classification of Martian (shergottite). The total know weight is 18,000 grams.

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Martian (shergottite)


18,000 grams


- Marti K., Kim J.S., Thakur A.N., McCoy T.J. and Keil K. (1995) Signatures of the Martian atmosphere in glass of the Zagami meteorite. Science 267, 1981-1984. - McCoy T.J. and Lofgren G.E. (1996) The crystallization of the Zagami shergottite: A 1 atm. experimental study. (abs) Lunar Planet. Sci XXVII, 839-840 - Nyquist L.E., Bansal B., Wiesmann H. and C.-Y. Shih (1995) "Martians" young and old: Zagami and ALH84001. (abs) Lunar Planet Sci. XXVI, 1065-1066. - Eugster O., Weigel A. and Polnau E. (1996) Two different ejection events for basaltic Shergottites QUE94201, Zagami and Shergotty (2.6 Ma ago) and lherzolitic Shergottites LEW88516 and ALHA77005 (3.5 Ma ago). (abs) Lunar Planet. Sci. XXVII, 345-346. - Hamilton V.E. and Christensen P. R. (1996) Determining the composition of Mars: Vibrational spectroscopy of the Zagami meteorite. (abs) Lunar Planet. Sci. XXVII, 481-482

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