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Tindouf
Basic information Name: Tindouf
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1997
Country: Algeria
Mass:help 1550 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 83  (1999)  H6
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H6
Recommended:  H6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 5666 approved meteorites (plus 3 unapproved names) classified as H6.   [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 83:

Tindouf

Tindouf, Algeria

Found 1997 Winter

Ordinary Chondrite (H6)

Two individuals with a total mass of 1550 g were found near the town of Tindouf in western Algeria.  Classification and mineralogy (A. Stucki; ETH): olivine, Fa19.0; pyroxene, Fs15.9Wo1.3; shock stage, S3; weathering degree, W2. Specimens: type specimen, ETH; main mass, 920 g, JNMC.

Institutions
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ETH: Institut für Mineralogie und Petrographie, Sonneggstrasse 5, ETH Zentrum, CH-8092 Zürich, Switzerland (institutional address; updated 15 Sep 2017)
JNMC: jnmczurich, P.O. Box 208, CH-8155 Niederhasli, Switzerland; Website (private address; updated 4 Feb 2014)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 83, MAPS 34, A169-A186 (1999)
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Geography:

Algeria
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (27° 45'N, 8° 8'W)
     Recommended::   (27° 45'N, 8° 8'W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 30 approved meteorites from Tindouf, Algeria (plus 1 impact crater)
     This is 1 of 938 approved meteorites from Algeria (plus 26 unapproved names) (plus 4 impact craters)
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