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Ksar Ghilane 002
Basic information Name: Ksar Ghilane 002
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: KG 002
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2010
Country: Tunisia
Mass:help 538 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 100  (2012)  Martian (shergottite) 
Recommended:  Martian (shergottite)    [explanation]

This is 1 of 324 approved meteorites (plus 2 unapproved names) classified as Martian (shergottite).   [show all]
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Comments: Approved 24 Oct 2011
Writeup from MB 100:

Ksar Ghilane 002 (KG 002)        32°48.375’N, 9°49.970’E

Quibili, Tunisia

Found: 13 Jan 2010

Classification: Martian meteorite (Shergottite)

History: Found in a search campaign for meteorites in Tunisia.

Physical characteristics: Single 538 g stone, ~10% fusion crusted.

Petrography: (J. Llorca, UPC, and A. Bischof and J. Roszjar, IfP) Composed primarily of maskelynitized plagioclase (52 vol%) and pyroxene (37 vol%), Ca-phosphates (merrillite and Cl-apatite), minor silica or SiO2-normative K-rich glass, Fe-rich olivine, pyrrhotite, Ti-magnetite, ilmenite, and accessory zircon and baddeleyite. The largest crystals of pyroxene and plagioclase reach sizes of 4 mm and 5 mm, respectively.

Geochemistry: Pyroxene Fs26-96En5-50Wo2-41. They typically range from cores of near Fs29En41Wo30 to rims of Fs68En14Wo17. Most plagioclase (maskelynite) is Ab41-49An39-58Or1-7, but some can be as anorthitic as An94. Olivine mainly occurs within symplectitic intergrowths, in paragenesis with ilmenite, or at neighboring areas of symplectites. These minerals are Fa90-95 in composition. Heavily shocked as indicated by mosaic extinction of pyroxenes, maskelynitized plagioclase, and the occurrence of localized shock melt glass pockets.

Classification: Coarse-grained basaltic shergottite.

Specimens: José Vicente Casado holds the main mass. Type specimen (20.2 g) at UPC.

Data from:
  Table 1
  Line 542:
Date:13 Jan 2010
Mass (g):538
Class:Martian (shergottite)
Shock stage:high
Classifier:J. Llorca, UPC and A. Bischof and J. Roszjar, IfP
Type spec mass (g):20.1
Type spec location:UPC
Main mass:José Vicente Casado
Finder:José Vicente Casado and David Allepuz
Comments:Submitted by Jordi Llorca
   and collections
IfP: Institut für Planetologie, Wilhelm-Klemm-Str. 10, 48149 Münster, Germany (institutional address; updated 23 Jan 2012)
UPC: Institut de Tècniques Energètiques, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya Diagonal 647, ed. ETSEIB, 08028 Barcelona, Spain, Spain (institutional address; updated 3 May 2015)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 100, MAPS 49, E1-E101 (2014)
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     Recommended::   (32° 48' 23"N, 9° 49' 58"E)

     This is 1 of 20 approved meteorites from Quibili, Tunisia
     This is 1 of 83 approved meteorites from Tunisia (plus 1 unapproved name)
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