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Bou Azarif
Basic information Name: Bou Azarif
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2010
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 100 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 100  (2012)  H5
Recommended:  H5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 9637 approved meteorites (plus 16 unapproved names) classified as H5.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 30 Jun 2011
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Writeup from MB 100:

Bou Azarif        31°9.386’N, 5°9.157’W

Centre-South, Morocco

Found: 9 Dec 2010

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H5)

History: Many pieces of a weathered meteorite, weighing >100 kg, were found by Hassan Belaid over a six-year period near Bou Azarif (also known as Bou Izarif), Morocco. The find location was also visited by Prof. Hasnaa Chennaoui Aoudjehane, at which time many pieces were recovered after only a few hours of searching.

Petrography: Minerals observed in thin section include olivine, pyroxene, plagioclase, weathered kamacite, taenite (which is less weathered than kamacite), troilite, and phosphates (chlorapatite and merrillite).

Geochemistry: Microprobe analysis (UPVI): Olivine Fa18.2, pyroxene Fs17.9Wo2.3

Classification: Ordinary chondrite H5. The shock grade is S3 and the weathered grade is high W4.

Data from:
  MB100
  Table 1
  Line 36:
State/Prov/County:Centre-South
Origin or pseudonym:Alnif area, Bou Izarif Hill
Date:9 Dec 2010
Latitude:31°9.386'N
Longitude:5°9.157'W
Mass (g):100000
Pieces:Many
Class:H5
Shock stage:S3
Weathering grade:W4
Fayalite (mol%):18.2
Ferrosilite (mol%):17.9
Wollastonite (mol%):2.3
Magnetic suscept.:4.75
Classifier:H. Chennaoui, N. Larouci, A. Jambon
Type spec mass (g):20
Type spec location:UHAC
Main mass:with finder
Finder:Belaid Hassan
Comments:Submitted by H. Chennaoui Aoudjehane
Institutions
   and collections
UPVI: Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris VI),Case 110, 4 Place Jussieu, 75005 Paris, France (institutional address; updated 5 Oct 2014)
UHAC: Universite Hassan II Casablanca, Faculte des Sciences Ain Chock, Departement de Géologie, BP 5366 Maârif, Casablanca, Morocco (institutional address; updated 9 Jan 2013)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 100, MAPS 49, E1-E101 (2014)
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Geography:

Morocco
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (31° 9' 23"N, 5° 9' 9"W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 62 approved meteorites from Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco
     This is 1 of 1386 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 16 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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