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Sahara 02501
Basic information Name: Sahara 02501
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2002
Country: (Sahara)
Mass:help 3.96 kg
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 88  (2004)  Eucrite
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Eucrite
Recommended:  Eucrite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 605 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as Eucrite.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Eucrites, and HED achondrites
Writeup from MB 88:

Sahara 02501

Ti Hedjirine, Sahara

Found 2002 May

Achondrite (Eucrite)

One single massive (3960 g) round-tetrahedral shaped stone with glassy black fusion crust (75 % of surface), deep regmaglypts well marked on 3 faces, was discovered in the Sahara by a meteorite prospector. Petrography and Mineralogy: (A. Jambon, O. Boudouma, H. Chennaoui-Aoudjehane UPVI): This very fresh rock has an overprinted glomerophyric texture, finely and highly fractured and partly molten. Modal mineralogy: pyroxene 53±2%; plagioclase: 46.3±1.4%; silica: 4±2% evaluated from 25 SEM frames covering one cm2. Mineralogy: Fe-rich subhedral pyroxene up to 600 μm in length. Average composition: En28Fs57Wo15,  FeO/MnO =32±3. (range : En25Fs32Wo42 to En28 Fs69Wo3). Pyroxene is zoned with Wo poor cores and fine exsolution bands. Plagioclase:  An86Ab12Or2 (from An91 to An79). Plagioclase laths are  about 300μm long, and partly recrystallised. Ilmenite, silica are irregularly distributed and associated with K-rich feldspathic glass (1.5% K2O) with up to 9% FeO. Silica glass (90% SiO2 plus a plagioclase fraction) is also present. Specimens type specimen UPVI: 1.7+1.0 +1.6 + 11.2 + 9.6 g. Main mass: Caillou Noir.

Data from:
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Date:May 2002
Mass (g):3960
Fayalite (mol%):-
Ferrosilite (mol%):-
Classifier:A. Jambon, UPVI, O. Boudoma and H. Chennaoui-Aoudjehane, Universite Hassan II, Departement de Geologie, Maarif Casablanca, Morocco
Type spec mass (g):25.1
Type spec location:UPVI (1.7 + 1.0 +1.6 +11.2 + 9.6 g)
Main mass:MFranco, Caillou Noir
Finder:MFranco, Caillou Noir
Comments:See separate entry
   and collections
UPVI: Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris VI),Case 110, 4 Place Jussieu, 75005 Paris, France (institutional address; updated 5 Oct 2014)
Caillou Noir: Caillou Noir 100 Chemin des Campenes, 74400 Chamonix, France; Website (private address)
MFranco: Michel Franco (of Caillou Noir), 100 Chemin des Campenes 74400 Les Praz de Chamonix, France; Website (private address)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 88, MAPS 39, A215-A272 (2004)
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     This is 1 of 1037 approved meteorites from (Sahara) (plus 1 unapproved name)

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