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Aioun el Atrouss 002
Basic information Name: Aioun el Atrouss 002
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2015
Country: Mauritania
Mass:help 17.2 kg
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 106  (2018)  Iron, IIAB
Recommended:  Iron, IIAB    [explanation]

This is 1 of 146 approved meteorites classified as Iron, IIAB.   [show all]
Search for other: IIAB irons, Iron meteorites, and Metal-rich meteorites
Comments: Approved 26 Jan 2017
Writeup from MB 106:

Aioun el Atrouss 002        16°26’N, 9°35’W

Hodh el Gharbi, Mauritania

Purchased: June 2015

Classification: Iron meteorite (IIAB)

History: Found by a nomad ~20 km south of Aioun El Atrous, close to the villages of Bou Esfeya and Arweityl, not far from the road to Koubeni.

Physical characteristics: The 17.2 kg mass has an exterior with sharp ridges and exxagerated regmaglypts, and a red-brown surface coated by well developed desert patina.

Petrography: Polished sections show no Widmannstätten pattern; kamacite contains Neumann bands and rhabdite inclusions. No fusion crust or heat-affected zone was observed.

Geochemistry: ICP-MS data, using sample of North Chile (Filomena) as standard (C. Herd and G. Chen UAb): Ni = 6.0, Co = 0.47 (both wt%); Ir = 17.2, Ga = 80, Ge = 283, Re = 1.4, Os = 5.8, Cu = 173, Ru = 23.1, Pd = 1.6, Pt = 29.6 (all μg/g).

Classification: (C. Herd, UAb): IIAB iron, hexahedrite.

Specimens: Type specimen consisting of a 83 g representative slice at UAb. Main mass with S. Buhl.

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State/Prov/County:Hodh el Gharbi
Origin or pseudonym:Sandstone outcrop, dry riverbed
Place of purchase:Nouakchott
Date:P June 2015
Mass (g):17200
Class:Iron, IIAB
Shock stage:low
Weathering grade:low
Classifier:C. Herd, UAb
Type spec mass (g):83.0
Type spec location:UAb
Main mass:S. Buhl
Finder:C. Alhoussein
Comments:Field name B-469.; submitted by C. Herd
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UAb: 1-26 Earth Sciences Building, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, T6G 2E3, Canada, Canada; Website (institutional address; updated 17 Oct 2011)
References: Published in Gattacceca J., Bouvier A., Grossman J., Metzler K., and Uehara M. (2019) Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 106. Meteorit. Planet. Sci. 54 in press.
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     This is 1 of 3 approved meteorites from Hodh el Gharbi, Mauritania
     This is 1 of 191 approved meteorites from Mauritania (plus 1 unapproved name) (plus 2 impact craters)
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