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Mount Tazerzait
Basic information Name: Mount Tazerzait
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1991
Country: Niger
Mass:help 110 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 81  (1997)  L5
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L5
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L5
Recommended:  L5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 5672 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as L5.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7), L chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites
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Writeup from MB 81:

Mount Tazerzait

Tahoua, Niger

Fell 1991 August 21, afternoon

Ordinary chondrite (L5)

A single stone of ~110 kg was witnessed to fall by a seven-year-old Tuareg boy.  Numerous pieces of this were distributed by a Tuareg man.  Mineralogy and classification (J. Otto, MPIF):  olivine, Fa24.6; pyroxene, Fs20.8Wo1.3; plagioclase, An10.5Or5.9. Specimens:  main mass, SML.

Institutions
   and collections
SML: Swiss Meteorite Laboratory (Museum Bally-Prior), P.O. Box 126, CH-8750 Glarus, Switzerland; Website (private address; updated 16 Oct 2011)
MPIF: Universität Freiburg, Mineralogisch-Petrographisches Institut, Albertstrasse 23b, D-79104 Freiburg, Germany (institutional address)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 81, MAPS 32, A159-A166 (1997)
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Geography:

Niger
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (18° 42'N, 4° 48'E)
     Recommended::   (18° 42'N, 4° 48'E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 30 approved meteorites from Agadez, Niger
     This is 1 of 39 approved meteorites from Niger (plus 1 unapproved name)
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Synonyms: Mt. Tazerzait (From MetBase)

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