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Uegit meteorite, Dersa, Uegit (Wajid), Bakool Region, Somaliai
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Uegit meteoriteMeteorite Fall Location
Dersa- not defined -
Uegit (Wajid)- not defined -
Bakool RegionRegion
SomaliaCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
3° 49' North , 43° 20' East
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PlacePopulationDistance
Waajid6,666 (2012)9.7km


Octahedrite, IIIA.

The Uegit meteorite was found by Lieutenant Michele Dall'Olio at Dersa, E of Uegit (Wajid), in July 1921. It was moved to Mogadishu and later to the Mineralogical Museum of the Sapienza University of Rome, where it was studied by F. Millosevich (1924).

The meteorite has a mass of about 252 kg and a rather angular, discoid shape. Surface features of the meteorite have been well preserved by the desert environment in which it was found. The typical structure of a medium octahedrite is shown by polished sections.

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Somali Plate (Somalia Plate)Tectonic Plate

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


7 valid minerals.

Meteorite/Rock Types Recorded

Note: this is a very new system on mindat.org and data is currently VERY limited. Please bear with us while we work towards adding this information!

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Detailed Mineral List:

Carlsbergite
Formula: CrN
Reference: Buchwald, V. F., & Scott, E. R. (1971): First nitride (CrN) in iron meteorites. Nature Phys. Soc., 233, 113-114.
Chromite
Formula: Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Reference: Burrugato, F., & Faccenda, V. (1975): A new investigation of the Uegit meteorite. Meteoritics, 10, 75-84.
Daubréelite
Formula: Fe2+Cr3+2S4
Reference: Burrugato, F., & Faccenda, V. (1975): A new investigation of the Uegit meteorite. Meteoritics, 10, 75-84.
Iron
Formula: Fe
Reference: Millosevich, F. (1924): Il ferro meteorico di Uegit (Somalia italiana). Memorie R. Accad. Naz. Lincei, Classe sci. fis. mat. nat., ser. 5, 14, 501-507.
Iron var: Kamacite
Formula: (Fe,Ni)
Reference: Millosevich, F. (1924): Il ferro meteorico di Uegit (Somalia italiana). Memorie R. Accad. Naz. Lincei, Classe sci. fis. mat. nat., ser. 5, 14, 501-507.
Schreibersite
Formula: (Fe,Ni)3P
Reference: Millosevich, F. (1924): Il ferro meteorico di Uegit (Somalia italiana). Memorie R. Accad. Naz. Lincei, Classe sci. fis. mat. nat., ser. 5, 14, 501-507.
Taenite
Formula: (Fe,Ni)
Reference: Millosevich, F. (1924): Il ferro meteorico di Uegit (Somalia italiana). Memorie R. Accad. Naz. Lincei, Classe sci. fis. mat. nat., ser. 5, 14, 501-507.
Troilite
Formula: FeS
Reference: Millosevich, F. (1924): Il ferro meteorico di Uegit (Somalia italiana). Memorie R. Accad. Naz. Lincei, Classe sci. fis. mat. nat., ser. 5, 14, 501-507.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Carlsbergite1.BC.15CrN
Iron1.AE.05Fe
var: Kamacite1.AE.05(Fe,Ni)
Schreibersite1.BD.05(Fe,Ni)3P
Taenite1.AE.10(Fe,Ni)
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Daubréelite2.DA.05Fe2+Cr3+2S4
Troilite2.CC.10FeS
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Chromite4.BB.05Fe2+Cr3+2O4

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Carlsbergite1.1.20.1CrN
Iron
var: Kamacite
1.1.11.1(Fe,Ni)
Schreibersite1.1.21.2(Fe,Ni)3P
Taenite1.1.11.2(Fe,Ni)
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Troilite2.8.9.1FeS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:4
Daubréelite2.10.1.11Fe2+Cr3+2S4
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Chromite7.2.3.3Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Iron-Fe

List of minerals for each chemical element

NNitrogen
N CarlsbergiteCrN
OOxygen
O ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
PPhosphorus
P Schreibersite(Fe,Ni)3P
SSulfur
S TroiliteFeS
S DaubréeliteFe2+Cr23+S4
CrChromium
Cr CarlsbergiteCrN
Cr ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
Cr DaubréeliteFe2+Cr23+S4
FeIron
Fe Iron (var: Kamacite)(Fe,Ni)
Fe Taenite(Fe,Ni)
Fe TroiliteFeS
Fe Schreibersite(Fe,Ni)3P
Fe ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
Fe DaubréeliteFe2+Cr23+S4
Fe IronFe
NiNickel
Ni Iron (var: Kamacite)(Fe,Ni)
Ni Taenite(Fe,Ni)
Ni Schreibersite(Fe,Ni)3P

References

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Millosevich, F. (1924) Il ferro meteorico di Uegit (Somalia italiana). Memorie Reale Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, classe di scienze fisiche, matematiche e naturale, serie 5, 14, 501-507.
Buchwald, V.F., Scott, E.R. (1971) First nitride (CrN) in iron meteorites. Nature Phys. Soc., 233, 113-114.
Burrugato, F., Faccenda, V. (1975) A new investigation of the Uegit meteorite. Meteoritics, 10, 75-84.

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