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Basic information Name: Zag
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1998
Country: Western Sahara
Mass:help 175 kg
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 83  (1999)  H3-6
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H3-6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H3-6
Recommended:  H3-6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 76 approved meteorites classified as H3-6.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
Writeup from MB 83:


Western Sahara or Morocco

Fell 1998 August 4 or 5

Ordinary chondrite (H3-6)

A meteorite fall was witnessed on a mountain in the vicinity of Zag, Morocco. About 175 kg have been sold by local people to dealers and collectors under the names Zag, Sagd, and Tan-Tan.  Classifica­tion and mineralogy (A. Bischoff and D. Weber, Mün): a regolith breccia (pers. comm., R. Wieler, ETH); olivine, Fa1.6–30.0, with peak at Fa19; pyroxene, Fs3.3–26.6 with peak at Fs17; shock stage, S3; weathering grade, W0/1.  Specimens: 26.6 kg, JNMC; type specimens, ETH and Mün.

   and collections
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)
Mün: Institut für Planetologie, Wilhelm-Klemm-Str. 10, 48149 Münster, Germany (institutional address; updated 23 Jan 2012)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 83, MAPS 34, A169-A186 (1999)
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Western Sahara
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (27° 20'N, 9° 20'W)
     Recommended::   (27° 20'N, 9° 20'W)

     This is 1 of 106 approved meteorites from Saguia el Hamra, Western Sahara (plus 1 unapproved name)
     This is 1 of 265 approved meteorites from Western Sahara (plus 20 unapproved names)
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Synonymshelp: Sagd (In NHM Cat)
Tan-Tan (In NHM Cat)
Zag (a) (In NHM Cat)

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