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Aridal 014
Basic information Name: Aridal 014
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2012
Country: Western Sahara
Mass:help 2.94 kg
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 104  (2015)  H4
Recommended:  H4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 6459 approved meteorites (plus 2 unapproved names) classified as H4.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 9 Nov 2015
Writeup from MB 104:

Aridal 014        25°38.026’N, 13°49.936’W

Rio de Oro, Western Sahara

Find: 2012 Feb 16-21

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H4)

History: Discovered by S. Vassiliev and M. Jost, T. Füllengraben and R. Bartoschewitz during a natural history expedition close to the astronomical point of Ammat el Quebch in the Boujdour area on 2012 Feb 16 and 21.

Physical characteristics: 38 brown stones totaling 2939.7 g; saw-cut shows chondrules set in fine-grained brown groundmass. Magnetic susceptibility log χ (× 10-9 m3/kg) = 4.72.

Petrography: Recrystalized matrix with various types of chondrules up to 1.5 mm (average ~0,5 mm).

Geochemistry: (R. Bartoschewitz, Bart, P. Appel and B. Mader, Kiel) Olivine: Fa18.7-19.4; av. Fa19.0±1.28 (n=14); pyroxene Fs16.2-17.5Wo1.2-1.5; av. Fs16.7±0.38Wo1.4±0.07 (n=10); kamacite Ni=7.0, Co=0.6 (all in wt.%).

Classification: Ordinary Chondrite (H4) of shock stage S3 and weathering grade W4.

Specimens: 45.7 g on deposit at FSAC

Data from:
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State/Prov/County:Rio de Oro
Date:2012 Feb 16-21
Mass (g):2939.7
Shock stage:S3
Weathering grade:W4
Fayalite (mol%):19.0±1.28 (n=14)
Ferrosilite (mol%):16.7±0.38 (n=10)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.4±0.07
Magnetic suscept.:4.72
Classifier:R. Bartoschewitz; H. Chennaoui Aoudjehane, FSAC
Type spec mass (g):45.7
Type spec location:FSAC
Main mass:R. Bartoschewitz, Th. Füllengraben
Finder:S. Vassiliev, M. Jost, Th. Füllengraben, R. Bartoschewitz
Comments:Working names H3, TF01, x, y, Ra09; submitted by H. Chennaoui Aoudjehane
   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)
FSAC: Universite Hassan II Casablanca, Faculte des Sciences Ain Chock, Departement de Géologie, BP 5366 Maârif, Casablanca, Morocco (institutional address; updated 9 Jan 2013)
Bart: Bartoschewitz Meteorite Laboratory, Weiland 37, D-38518 Gifhorn, Germany; Website (private address; updated 30 Nov 2019)
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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Western Sahara
     Recommended::   (25° 38' 2"N, 13° 49' 56"W)

     This is 1 of 50 approved meteorites from Rio de Oro, Western Sahara
     This is 1 of 272 approved meteorites from Western Sahara (plus 20 unapproved names)
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