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Qaşr Tarcine
Basic information Name: Qaşr Tarcine
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2010
Country: Tunisia
Mass:help 150 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 100  (2012)  L6
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 11582 approved meteorites (plus 10 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 21 Sep 2011
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Writeup from MB 100:

Qaşr Tarcine        33°14.60’N, 9°51.983’E

Madaniyin, Tunisia

Found: 2 May 2010

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L6)

History: A single rock of 150 g was found southwest of Medenine by an anonymous finder.

Petrography: (A. Bischoff, IfP): Brown, weathered stone. In thin section the texture is highly recrystallized with a few relic chondrules visible. Olivine and pyroxene are compositionally homogeneous.

Classification: Ordinary chondrite, L6, S3, W3.

Specimens: A mass of 20 g and one thin section are on deposit at IfP. An anonymous collector holds the main mass.

Data from:
  MB100
  Table 1
  Line 1778:
State/Prov/County:Madaniyin
Origin or pseudonym:desert
Date:2 May 2010
Latitude:33°14.60'N
Longitude:9°51.983'E
Mass (g):150
Pieces:1
Class:L6
Shock stage:S3
Weathering grade:W3
Fayalite (mol%):24.5
Ferrosilite (mol%):20.5
Classifier:Addi Bischoff, IfP
Type spec mass (g):20
Type spec location:IfP
Main mass:anon
Comments:Submitted by Addi Bischoff
Institutions
   and collections
IfP: Institut für Planetologie, Wilhelm-Klemm-Str. 10, 48149 Münster, Germany (institutional address; updated 23 Jan 2012)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 100, MAPS 49, E1-E101 (2014)
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Geography:

Tunisia
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (33° 14' 36"N, 9° 51' 59"E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 18 approved meteorites from Madaniyin, Tunisia
     This is 1 of 80 approved meteorites from Tunisia
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Synonymshelp: Ksar Tarcine 001 (Approved by nomcom 8/13/13)

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