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Tagounite
Basic information Name: Tagounite
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1989
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 3.3 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 77  (1994)  IIIAB
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  IIIAB
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  IIIAB
Recommended:  Iron, IIIAB    [explanation]

This is 1 of 319 approved meteorites classified as Iron, IIIAB.   [show all]
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Writeup from MB 77:

Tagounite

Morocco

Found 1999 June

Iron (Medium octahedrite, IIIAB)

A mass of 3.3 kg was found 2 miles NW of the town Tagounite. Classification and analysis: 8.0% Ni, 20.5 ppm Ga, 5.27 ppm Ir; John T. Wasson, Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, UCLA, Los Angeles, California 90024-1567, USA. The meteorite has been severely reheated and recrystallized. Taenite has been resorbed, and kamacite is mostly equigranular. Distribution: 460 g, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona; 146 g, University of California at Los Angeles; 109 g, Vienna; 152 g, Marlin Cilz. Information: Marlin D. Cilz, Box 1063, Malta, Montana 59538, USA.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 77, Meteoritics 29, 891-897 (1994)
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Geography:

Morocco
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (29° 58'N, 5° 36'W)
     Recommended::   (29° 58'N, 5° 36'W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 73 approved meteorites from Souss-Massa-DraĆ¢, Morocco (plus 4 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 1488 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 22 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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