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Safsaf
Basic information Name: Safsaf
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1998
Country: Morocco?
Mass:help 11.87 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 83  (1999)  L6
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L6
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 11298 approved meteorites (plus 6 unapproved names) classified as L6.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
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Writeup from MB 83:

Safsaf

Near Morocco/Algeria border

Found late 1998

Ordinary chondrite (L6)

Many fragments of a meteorite with a total mass of 11.87 kg were found by local people. Inhabitants consider the site to be in Morocco although the border with Algeria is uncertain.  Classification and mineralogy (A. Bischoff and D. Weber, Mün):  breccia; olivine Fa25.1, pyroxene Fs20.9; shock stage, S3; weathering degree, W3. Specimens: main mass, 11.85 kg, JNMC; type specimen, Mün.

Institutions
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JNMC: jnmczurich, P.O. Box 208, CH-8155 Niederhasli, Switzerland; Website (private address; updated 4 Feb 2014)
Mün: Institut für Planetologie, Wilhelm-Klemm-Str. 10, 48149 Münster, Germany (institutional address; updated 23 Jan 2012)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 83, MAPS 34, A169-A186 (1999)
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Geography: 
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (30° 16'N, 4° 40'W)
     Recommended::   (30° 16'N, 4° 40'W)

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     This is the only approved meteorite from Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco?
     This is 1 of 5 approved meteorites from Morocco?
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