Sizable Gao-Guenie stone meteorite from the witnessed fall over Burkina Faso, Africa, on March 5, 1960. The complete stone weighs 302.5 grams and measures approximately 75 mm x 52 mm x 45 mm, and exhibits clear regmaglypting and weathered fusion crust. Originally thought to be two different meteorites, 'Gao' and 'Guenie,' it was officially renamed as 'Gao-Guenie.' A large number of stones fell in a rural area of Burkina Faso, and specimens are still occasionally recovered by local farmers. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by Geoff Notkin of Aerolite Meteorites Inc. and the TV show Meteorite Men, as well as a specimen identification card. A desirable example from a 'witnessed fall,' which is typically more collectible than a random meteorite find.
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