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Zinder
Basic information Name: Zinder
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1999
Country: Niger
Mass:help 46 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 87  (2003)  Pallasite-pyroxene-rich
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Pallasite-ung
Recommended:  Pallasite, ungrouped    [explanation]

This is 1 of 8 approved meteorites classified as Pallasite, ungrouped.   [show all]
Search for other: Metal-rich meteorites, Pallasites
Comments: Revised 26 May 2009: Classification from Wasson (2003)
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Writeup from MB 87:

Zinder

Niger

Pallasite (pyroxene-rich)

Found 1999

A 46 g, mostly crusted meteorite, was found in a field outside Zinder, Niger and purchased in 2001 by a mineral collector. Precise site location is unknown. Description and classification (J. Wittke and T. Bunch, NAU): Unusually high abundance of orthopyroxene; modal analyses: opx, 28 vol%; ol, 27 vol%; metal, 44 vol%; sulfide, 1.0 vol%; chromite, < 0.1 vol%. Olivine, mg# = 89, molar Fe/Mn = 32; opx, mg# = 87, Wo2.2; molar Fe/Mn = 20. Metal, Ni = 7.15 wt%; Co = 0.58 wt%. Chromite, Cr2O3 = 60.1 wt%; molar Cr/(Cr + Al) = 0.85. Weathering grade, W1. Specimens, main mass with owner; type specimen 5.8 g, one polished mount, and one thin section, NAU (original weight was 9.54 g)

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NAU: Geology, Bldg 12 Knoles Dr Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ 86011, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 12 Apr 2012)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 87, MAPS 38, A189-A248 (2003)
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Geography:

Niger
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (13° 47'N, 8° 58'E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 3 approved meteorites from Zinder, Niger
     This is 1 of 60 approved meteorites from Niger (plus 4 unapproved names)
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