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Smara
Basic information Name: Smara
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2000
Country: Western Sahara
Mass:help 12.87 kg
Classification
  history:
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  Eucrite-pmict
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 85  (2001)  Eucrite-pmict
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Eucrite-pmict
Recommended:  Eucrite-pmict    [explanation]

This is 1 of 291 approved meteorites classified as Eucrite-pmict.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Eucrites, and HED achondrites
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Writeup from MB 85:

Smara

Western Sahara

Found 2000 April

Achondrite (polymict eucrite)

A 12.87 kg stone was found by a person prospecting for meteorites. Mineralogy and classification (J. Barrat, UAng; P. Gillet, ENSL): a breccia containing various types of clasts, including subophitic basalts, granular microgabbros, gabbros, and impact melt clasts, in a fine- to medium-grained matrix; impact melt clasts are numerous and up to 1 cm in diameter. Specimens: 27 g plus two thin sections, ENSL; main mass with anonymous finder.

Institutions
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ENSL: Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, Laboratoire de Sciences de la Terre, 46 allée d'Italie 69364 Lyon Cedex, France (institutional address; updated 27 Feb 2011)
UAng: Université d'Angers, Faculté des Sciences, 2 bd Lavoisier, 49045 Angers Cedex, France (institutional address)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 85, MAPS 36, A293-A322 (2001)
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Geography:

Western Sahara
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (26° 41'N, 11° 44'W)
     Recommended::   (26° 41'N, 11° 44'W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 75 approved meteorites from Saguia el Hamra, Western Sahara
     This is 1 of 169 approved meteorites from Western Sahara (plus 18 unapproved names)
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