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Acfer 265
Basic information Name: Acfer 265
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1991
Country: Algeria
Mass:help 83 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 73  (1992)  Mesosiderite
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  Mesosiderite
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Mesosiderite
Recommended:  Mesosiderite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 148 approved meteorites classified as Mesosiderite.   [show all]
Search for other: Metal-rich meteorites, Mesosiderites
Data from:
  MB73
  Table 1
  Line 61:
Latitude:27°42.90'N
Longitude:04°11.57'E
Mass (g):83
Pieces:1
Class:MES
Fayalite (mol%):37.6 (2 grains)
Ferrosilite (mol%):(30.9 ± 4.8) (range 26-45)
Classifier:A. Bischoff and T. Geiger, Institut fir Planetologie, Wilhelm-Klemm-Str. 10, D-4400 Munster, Germany.; Analysts: A. Bischoff, T. Geiger, T. Grund
Main mass:Museum fur Naturkunde, Humboldt Universitat Berlin Germany (also the Algerian meteorites listed in Bulletin 71 72)
Comments:An89-94
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Grund: H. Grundmann, Berlin, Germany (private address)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 73, Meteoritics 27, 477-483 (1992)
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Geography:

Algeria
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (27° 42' 54"N, 4° 11' 34"E)
     Recommended::   (27° 42' 54"N, 4° 11' 34"E)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 1 m apart

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 415 approved meteorites from Tamanghasset, Algeria (plus 3 unapproved names) (plus 2 impact craters)
     This is 1 of 712 approved meteorites from Algeria (plus 27 unapproved names) (plus 4 impact craters)
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