Results are presented which contradict the theory of a giant meteorite in Adrar, Mauritania. In December 1988, a 40-m-high hill corresponding to the outcropping that Ripert has suggested to be a large metallic mass was analyzed. In contrast to the suggestion of Ripert, the hill was found to consist of sedimentary rock lying on transverse-structured sandstone bedrock surrounded by black Zli sandstone.
Academie des Sciences Paris Comptes Rendus Serie Sciences Mathematiques
- Pub Date:
- July 1989
- Meteoritic Composition;
- Sedimentary Rocks;
- Lunar and Planetary Exploration