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Boumdeid (2003)
Basic information Name: Boumdeid (2003)
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 2003
Country: Mauritania
Mass:help 190 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 102  (2013)  L6
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 12192 approved meteorites (plus 7 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 28 Mar 2013
Writeup from MB 102:

Boumdeid (2003)        17°42.64’N, 11°22.29’W

Tagant, Mauritania

Fell: 24 Sept 2003

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L6)

History: (R. Bartoschewitz, Bart) Mr. Isselmou ould Dah lived with his clan north of Gara Dekhene mountain, about 28 km north of Boumdeid. On Sept 24, 2003, between 9 and 10 p.m. he and surrounding nomadic people witnessed a fireball, and short time later a stone fell close to his tent. The stone was still warm when picked up. Later the complete individual of 190 g was broken in many fragments.

Physical characteristics: (R. Bartoschewitz, Bart) One completely crusted individual of 190 g. Magnetic susceptibility log χ = 4.69 (χ × 10-9 m3/kg).

Petrography: (R. Bartoschewitz, Bart) Recrystallized matrix of olivine, Ca-poor pyroxene (0.1-0.5 mm) and secondary feldspar, with poorly developed barred olivine and porphyric pyroxene chondrules (~1 mm), chromite (0.1-0.5 mm), troilite, and metal.

Geochemistry: (R. Bartoschewitz, Bart; P. Appel and B. Mader, Kiel) Olivine Fa24.5-25.1; pyroxene Fs20.2-21.1Wo1.1-1.9; feldspar An10.1-15.7Or 4.9-11.0. Kamacite Ni=4.4-6.6, Co=0.7-1.3 (all in wt.%). Radiochemistry: (D. Degering, Dresden) 22Na=0.041, 26Al=0.07 (in Bq/kg, date 2011 Nov) consistent with a 2003 fall date.

Classification: L chondrite (L6, S2, W0)

Specimens: ~90 g probably lost in Mauritania; type specimen, 20.1 g, MKBraun; 63 g, Bart.

Data from:
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Date:24 Sept 2003
Mass (g):190
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W0
Fayalite (mol%):24.8±0.33
Ferrosilite (mol%):20.9±0.27
Wollastonite (mol%):1.5±0.25
Magnetic suscept.:4.69
Classifier:R. Bartoschewitz, Bart
Type spec mass (g):20.1
Type spec location:MKBraun
Main mass:probably lost in Mauritania, 63 g, Bart
Comments:Submitted by Bartoschewitz
   and collections
Kiel: Geologisches und Mineralogisches Museum, Institut für Geowissenschaften, Christian-Albrechts-Universität Kiel, Ludewig-Mayn-Str. 10, D-24118 Kiel, Germany, Germany (institutional address; updated 13 Sep 2013)
MKBraun: Mineralien-Kabinett, Mineralogisch-petrographisches Museum, Technische Universität Braunschweig, Bienroderweg 95, 38106 Braunschweig, Germany, Germany; Website (institutional address; updated 13 Sep 2013)
Bart: Bartoschewitz Meteorite Laboratory, Weiland 37, D-38518 Gifhorn, Germany; Website (private address; updated 30 Nov 2019)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 102, MAPS 50, 1662, September 2015
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     Recommended::   (17° 42' 38"N, 11° 22' 17"W)

     This is 1 of 3 approved meteorites from Tagant, Mauritania
     This is 1 of 184 approved meteorites from Mauritania (plus 1 unapproved name) (plus 2 impact craters)
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