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Bouanane
Basic information Name: Bouanane
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2009
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 1395 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 99  (2011)  L6
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 10979 approved meteorites (plus 6 unapproved names) classified as L6.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 4 Jan 2011
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Writeup from MB 99:

Bouanane        31°59’N, 3°12’W

Morocco

Found: 2009

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L6)

History: P. Thomas (St-André en Vivarais France) acquired this stone and visited the camp site to take GPS coordinates

Physical characteristics: A single stone showing 20% fusion crust, with signs of repeated hammering on its edges plus a central hole made by percussion. Identified by a specialist of lithic tools (H. de Lumley, MNHNP) as a hammer and anvil of probable Neolithic age.

Petrography: The degree of weathering was determined on a 3 cm deep core but seems quite homogeneous, supporting, together with surface state, a rather young terrestrial age unless Neolithic use was followed by sheltering preventing atmospheric alteration.

Data from:
  MB99
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Origin or pseudonym:Bouanane
Place of purchase:Erfoud
Date:2009
Latitude:31°59'N
Longitude:3°12'W
Mass (g):1395
Pieces:1
Class:L6
Shock stage:S3
Weathering grade:W1
Fayalite (mol%):25.1
Ferrosilite (mol%):21.1
Wollastonite (mol%):1.5
Magnetic suscept.:4.51
Classifier:J. Gattacceca, CEREGE
Type spec mass (g):22.2
Type spec location:CEREGE
Main mass:P. Thomas
Finder:A nomad near his camp, 15 km west of Bouanane village
Comments:Submitted by J. Gattacceca
Institutions
   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)
MNHNP: Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, IMPMC-CP52, 57 rue Cuvier, 75005 Paris, France, France; Website (institutional address)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, No. 99, April 2012, MAPS 47, E1-E52 (2012) [published online only]
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Geography:

Morocco
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (31° 59'N, 3° 12'W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 10 approved meteorites from Oriental, Morocco
     This is 1 of 1386 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 16 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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