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The 19 Known Martian Meteorites

Chassigny, chassignite - Chassigny, France, 3 Oct, 1815

Shergotty, shergottite - Shergotty, India, 25 Aug, 1865

Nakhla, nakhlite - Nakhla, Egypt, 28 Jun, 1911

Lafayette, nakhlite - Lafayette, Indiana USA, 1931

Governado Valadares, nakhlite - Governado Valadares, Brazil, 1958

Zagami

Zagami, shergottite - Zagami Rock, Katsina, Nigeria, 3 Oct, 1962

ALH77005

ALHA77005, shergottite - Allan Hills, Antarctica, 1977

Yamato 793605, shergottite - Yamato Mountains, Antarctica, 1979

EETA 7901

EETA79001, shergottite - Elephant Moraine, Antarctica, Dec, 1979

ALH 84001

ALH84001, orthopyroxenite - Allan Hills, Antarctica, 1984

LEW88516, shergottite - Lewis Cliff, Antarctica, 1988

QUE 94201

QUE94201, shergottite - Queen Alexandra Range, Antarctica, 1994

Dar al Gani 476

Dar al Gani 476, 489, 735, 670, 876shergottite - Sahara Desert, Libya, 1996-1999

LA 001

Los Angeles 001, 002 shergottite - Los Angeles County, California, USA October 30, 1999

Sayh al Uhaymir 005, 008, 051, 094 shergottite - Sayh al Uhaymir, Oman November 26, 1999

Dhofar 019 shergottite - Dhofar, Oman, January 24, 2000

Northwest Africa 480shergottite - Algeria, November 2000

Northwest Africa 817 shergottite - Morocco, December 2000

Northwest Africa 856 shergottite - Morocco, February 2001

An interesting fact of the martian meteorite falls is that two of them, Chassigny and Zagami, fell on the same day, 3 October, 147 years apart. While it could be pure coincidence, it could also indicate that the Earth crosses a stream of martian debris every 1, 3, 49 or 147 years. There could well be more of these specimens to be found or to fall.

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