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Zegdou
Basic information Name: Zegdou
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1998
Country: Algeria
Mass:help 6.7 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 83  (1999)  H3
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H3
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H3
Recommended:  H3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 594 approved meteorites (plus 2 unapproved names) classified as H3.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
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Writeup from MB 83:

Zegdou

Algeria

Found 1998 August

Ordinary chondrite (H3)

A 6.7 kg stone was found by Bruno Fectay and Carine Bidaut while searching for meteorites.  Classification and mineralogy (P. Sipiera, Harper): olivine, Fa19.1; pyroxene, Fs16.7Wo1.8; olivine percent mean deviation is 7% (n = 18); contains dark clasts lacking chondrules. Specimens: type specimen, 150 g, DuPont; main mass, Fectay.

Institutions
   and collections
DuPont: James M. DuPont Meteorite Collection, Deposited at FMNH in 2008., United States (private address; updated 1 Jun 2012)
Fectay: Bruno Fectay and Carine Bidaut, La Memoire de la Terre SARL, 39800 Aumont, France; Website (private address)
Harper: Planetary Studies Foundation,10 Winterwood Lane, Unit B, Galena, Illinois 61036-9283, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 1 Dec 2011)
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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:   (29° 45'N, 4° 30'W)
     Recommended::   (29° 45'N, 4° 30'W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 18 approved meteorites from Bechar, Algeria
     This is 1 of 979 approved meteorites from Algeria (plus 26 unapproved names) (plus 4 impact craters)
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