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Oglat Sidi Ali
Basic information Name: Oglat Sidi Ali
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2013
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 240 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 104  (2015)  Iron, ungrouped
Recommended:  Iron, ungrouped    [explanation]

This is 1 of 143 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as Iron, ungrouped.   [show all]
Search for other: Iron meteorites, Metal-rich meteorites, and Ungrouped irons
Comments: Approved 20 Oct 2015
Writeup from MB 104:

Oglat Sidi Ali        33°31’45"N, 02°37’01" W

Eastern, Morocco

Find: 2013 Apr

Classification: Iron meteorite (ungrouped)

History: At least 30 pieces, ranging from 3 to 10s of grams, with a total mass of 240 g, were recovered by Hassane Nachit, IZU, in Apr 2013.

Physical characteristics: External surface is moderately oxidized. The cut surface displays no trace of staining.

Petrography: (V. Moggi Cecchi, G. Pratesi, S. Caporali, Uni-Fi) A cut and polished section displays 3 prominent lamellae directions, intersecting at 60° angles. The meteorite is a very fine octahedrite, with an average bandwidth of 0.2±0.1 mm. On a much finer scale, the lamellae are composed of multiple tiny kamacite spindles roughly parallel to each other and ranging in width from 30 to 80 μm, separated by thin, Ni-rich taenitic spindles both forming a plessitic octahedrite arrangement.

Geochemistry: (C. Herd and G. Chen, UAb) Ni=140.7, Co=11.7 (both mg/g); Cu=249, Ga=79.1, As=9.99, W=5.79, Ir=2.5, Pt=43.9, Pd=8.79, Ru=53.22, Re=0.28 (all μg/g). Data were obtained by ICP-MS using North Chile as a calibration standard.

Classification: Ungrouped, plessitic octahedrite. The texture shows characteristics similar to those of other plessitic octahedrites, but the high Ni, Ga, Ru, Pd and Pt, as well as the relatively low Ir contents are outside the limits for the IIC group.

Specimens: Several pieces, with total mass 195 g, are on deposit at IZU; 3 pieces, 30 g in total, are on deposit at MSN-FI; 11 g and a polished sample weighing 3.5 g are on deposit at MSP.

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Date:2013 Apr
Longitude:02°37'01" W
Mass (g):240
Class:Iron, ungrouped
Classifier:V. Moggi Cecchi, S. Caporali, G. Pratesi, UniFi
Type spec mass (g):44.5
Type spec location:MSN-FI
Main mass:IZU
Finder:Hassane Nachit
Comments:Submitted by Vanni Moggi Cecchi
   and collections
MSP: Museo di Scienze Planetarie, Via Galcianese 20/H, 59100 Prato, Italy, Italy; Website (institutional address; updated 22 Oct 2022)
UAb: 1-26 Earth Sciences Building, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, T6G 2E3, Canada, Canada; Website (institutional address; updated 17 Oct 2011)
IZU: Laboratory of Petrology, Mineralogy and Materials, Ibn Zohr University, Faculty of Sciences, Agadir, BP 8106, Morocco (institutional address; updated 12 Feb 2011)
MSN-FI: Museo di Storia Naturale “La Specola”, Sez. Mineralogia – Sistema Museale dell'Università degli Studi di Firenze Via Giorgio La Pira, 4 – 50121 Firenze, Italy; Website (institutional address; updated 24 Oct 2022)
UniFi: Università degli Studi di Firenze, P.zza S. Marco, 4 - 50121 Firenze, Italy (institutional address; updated 14 Sep 2013)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 104, MAPS 52, 2284, Octover 2017, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/maps.12930/full
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     This is 1 of 5 approved meteorites from Eastern, Morocco
     This is 1 of 1904 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 27 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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