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Sueilila 003
Basic information Name: Sueilila 003
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2016
Country: Western Sahara
Mass:help 500 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 106  (2018)  CV3
Recommended:  CV3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 619 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as CV3.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (type 3), CV chondrites, and CV-CK clan chondrites
Comments: Approved 26 Feb 2017
Writeup from MB 106:

Sueilila 003        24°34’54.00’’N, 14°08’58.72’’W

Rio de Oro, Western Sahara

Purchased: 2016 Aug

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CV3)

History: The two stones were found by Mbark Ben Amar and Amar Azerwal. They were bought by Jean Redelsperger from Mohamed Elguirah in Tan Tan in August 2016. These two stones are likely part of ~3.7 kg of carbonaceous chondrite that were found in the area.

Physical characteristics: Two black stones without fusion crust. Cut surface reveals large chondrules and small CAIs set in an abundant dark matrix.

Petrography: Chondrules (average apparent diameter 740±380 μm, N=34)and irregular CAIs (to 6 mm) set in an abundant fine-grained iron-rich matrix. Opaque phases are mostly sulfides and rare metal and magnetite.

Geochemistry: Olivine Fa range 0.3-39.8, average Fa10.1±12.9, PMD 97%, (N=7). Orthopyroxene Fs2.8±1.6Wo1.5±0.5 (N=2). Magnetic susceptibility log χ (× 10-9 m3/kg) = 4.29.

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CV3, oxidized subgroup). Weathering is low.

Specimens: 20 g at CEREGE. Main mass with Jean Redelsperger.

Data from:
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State/Prov/County:Rio de Oro
Place of purchase:Tan Tan
Date:P 2016 Aug
Mass (g):500
Weathering grade:low
Fayalite (mol%):10.1±12.9 (N=7)
Ferrosilite (mol%):2.8±1.6 (N=2)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.5±0.5
Magnetic suscept.:4.29
Classifier:J. Gattacceca, CEREGE
Type spec mass (g):20
Type spec location:CEREGE
Main mass:Jean Redelsperger
Finder:Mbark Ben Amar and Amar Azerwal
Comments:work name JR045; submitted by Jérôme Gattacceca
   and collections
CEREGE: CEREGE BP 80 Avenue Philibert, Technopole de l'Arbois 13545 Aix-en-Provence Cedex 4 France, France (institutional address; updated 10 Jun 2023)
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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Western Sahara
     Recommended::   (24° 34' 54"N, 14° 8' 59"W)

     This is 1 of 50 approved meteorites from Rio de Oro, Western Sahara
     This is 1 of 270 approved meteorites from Western Sahara (plus 20 unapproved names)
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