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Tieret 001
Basic information Name: Tieret 001
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2009
Country: Tunisia
Mass:help 602 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 98  (2010)  H6
Recommended:  H6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 6500 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)
Comments: Approved 3 Aug 2010
Writeup from MB 98:

Tieret 001        30°44’53.5’’N, 10°12’36.6’’E

Tieret, Tunisia

Found: 22 February 2009

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H6)

History: Tieret 001 is one of seven meteorities found in a new dense collection area.  From 21 to 26 February, 2009, seven meteorites (ordinary chondrites) ranging in mass between 10.6 and 602 g, and totaling 703.2 g, were recovered during a Tunisian-Italian meteorite search campaign in southern Tunisia (Tieret 001-007).  Members of the Tunisian party were N. Ouazaa, S. Kassaa and M. Ghanmi (Tunis); members of the Italian party were N. Perchiazzi (UPisa), A. Zeoli and L. Folco (MNA-SI) and P. Rochette (CEREGE). The seven meteorites were found on the rocky desert plateaus (regs) of the Tieret region, which mostly consist of upper Cretaceous sedimentary rock sequences (see also Laridhi Ouazaa et al. 2009). The Compagnie Générale de Géophysique--Veritas Services Tunisie (CGG-Veritas) provided logistic support. LF was supported by the EC through the ORIGINS project.

Data from:
  Table 1
  Line 222:
Origin or pseudonym:rocky desert plateaus
Date:22 Feb 2009
Mass (g):602
Shock stage:S1
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):18.2
Ferrosilite (mol%):15.9
Wollastonite (mol%):1.7
Magnetic suscept.:4.89
Classifier:L. Folco
Type spec mass (g):8.8
Type spec location:MNA-SI
Main mass:Tunis
Finder:Tunisian-Italian meteorite search campaign
Comments:Submitted by L. Folco
   and collections
CEREGE: CEREGE BP 80 Avenue Philibert, Technopole de l'Arbois 13545 Aix-en-Provence Cedex 4 France, France (institutional address; updated 29 Oct 2018)
MNA-SI: Museo Nazionale dell'Antartide, Università di Siena, Via Laterina 8, I-53100 Siena, Italy; Website (institutional address; updated 13 Dec 2011)
Tunis: Départment du Géologie, Faculté de Sciences de Tunis, Université de Tunis El Manar, Campus Universitaire El Manar, 2092 Tunis, Tunisia, Tunisia (institutional address; updated 5 Nov 2012)
UPisa: Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra, Università di Pisa, Italy (institutional address; updated 3 Aug 2010)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 98, MAPS 45, 1530-1551 (2010)
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     Recommended::   (30° 44' 53"N, 10° 12' 37"E)

     This is 1 of 36 approved meteorites from Tatawin, Tunisia
     This is 1 of 81 approved meteorites from Tunisia
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