Gao officially named
Gao-Guenie was a witnessed fall on March 5 1960. There was initially
some confusion as to whether there had been two distinct falls a month
apart in Burkina Faso, but specimens collected using both names are
exactly the same material. It is now officially considered to be one
fall and has the combined name. Thousands of stones have been found and
continue to be recovered from the area. It is an H5 chondrite. Some
specimens are oriented and many have interesting shapes.