|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
Mass: 110 kg
This is 1 of 5884 approved meteorites (plus 2 unapproved names) classified as L5. [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Writeup from MB 81:
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.
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)
|References:||Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 81, MAPS 32, A159-A166 (1997)|
This is 1 of 30 approved meteorites from Agadez, Niger
This is 1 of 39 approved meteorites from Niger (plus 1 unapproved name)
Mt. Tazerzait (From MetBase)|
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