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Alnif
Basic information Name: Alnif
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1992
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 8 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 82  (1998)  H5
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H5
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H5
Recommended:  H5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 9692 approved meteorites (plus 16 unapproved names) classified as H5.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
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Writeup from MB 82:

Alnif

Centre-south, Morocco

Recognized 1992 April

Ordinary chondrite (H5)

An 8 kg stone was purchased in 1992 April by Alain Carion in a mineral shop in Risani, Morocco.  The seller said it had been collected with trilobites near Oum-Jrane, ~60 km south of Alnif.  Mineralogy and classification (M. Bourot-Denise, MNHNP):  olivine, Fa19.3; pyroxene Fs17.3Wo1.7; plagioclase, Ab83.0An10.6; shock stage S2; neumann bands noted in kamacite; weathering grade W2.  Specimens:  main mass, Alain Carion; 81 g, MNHNP.

Institutions
   and collections
MNHNP: Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, IMPMC-CP52, 57 rue Cuvier, 75005 Paris, France, France; Website (institutional address)
Carion: Alain Carion, 6 rue Jean du Bellay, 75004 Paris, France; Website (private address)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 82, MAPS 33, A221-A240 (1998)
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Geography:

Morocco
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (30° 40'N, 5° 10'W)
     Recommended::   (30° 40'N, 5° 10'W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 62 approved meteorites from Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco
     This is 1 of 1419 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 15 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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