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Bechar 002
Basic information Name: Bechar 002
     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 12 kg
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 6111 approved meteorites (plus 5 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:

Bechar 001 and 002

Algeria

Found before 1998 August

Ordinary chondrites (L5 and H6)

Two large stones (39 kg and 12 kg) plus a number of small fragments were sold to Bruno Fectay and Carine Bidaut by nomads. They later recognized that an 18 g piece (now called Bechar 002) was higher in metal than the main masses and therefore was not paired.  Classification and mineralogy (P. Sipiera, Harper). Bechar 001: olivine, Fa25.3; pyroxene, Fs20. Bechar 002: olivine, Fa18.5; pyroxene, Fs16.4Wo1.4. Specimens: type specimens, 140 g (Bechar 001) and 15 g (Bechar 002), DuPont; main masses, 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)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 83, MAPS 34, A169-A186 (1999)
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Photos from the Encyclopedia of Meteorites:
Don Edwards   
Geography:

Algeria
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (30° 50'N, 3° 20'W)
     Recommended::   (30° 50'N, 3° 20'W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 19 approved meteorites from Bechar, Algeria
     This is 1 of 1008 approved meteorites from Algeria (plus 26 unapproved names) (plus 4 impact craters)
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