3. Meteorite found in Mardin
Meteorite found in Mardin

Meteorite found in Mardin

Seeing the meteorite falls in Mardin's central Artuklu district, the citizen gathered about 20 kilos of meteorite after long-term searches.


It was determined that the meteorite falling at the center of Sarıçiçek village of Bingöl on 2 September 2015 also fell to Mardin. Mehmet Nur Kaya, 40-years-old, who sees the fall of the meteorite, left his work and ended up searching these meteorites.

After a long search, Kaya collected about 20 kilograms of meteorite, which the smallest piece of which weighed 10 grams and the largest piece weighing 2 kilos.

Kaya, who kept the meteoroids he had collected, had a new analysis of the stones due to financial possibilities. The analysis revealed that the stone was a meteorite and contained dozens of elements.

Speaking to ILKHA about the subject, Kaya said, "About 2 years ago, while my daughter was sitting in the garden, she saw that the meteor had fallen. She came down and said, 'Dad, I see a plane crashed'. I said, 'We would know if that the plane was falling.' I heard the meteorite fallen in Bingöl the next day, the same as the image that we saw here when we watched the images. 2 days later I started to look for the trace of the meteorite within a week and 10 days and I collected all but needed about 10 thousand TL for the analysis. Then we got money from a friend and we sent an analysis to Ankara. It turned out that the stones we collected on the trial were meteorites."



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