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Al Haggounia 009
Basic information Name: Al Haggounia 009
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2013
Country: Western Sahara
Mass:help 1038 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 106  (2018)  Eucrite
Recommended:  Eucrite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 588 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as Eucrite.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Eucrites, and HED achondrites
Comments: Approved 6 Apr 2017
Writeup from MB 106:

Al Haggounia 009        27°17.849’N, 12°7.548’W

Laayoune/Assaquia Al Hamra, Western Sahara-Morocco

Find: 24 April 2013

Classification: HED achondrite (Eucrite)

History: A meteorite hunting expedition to the was organised by J. Redelsperger, Claude Roy and guided by Ali Oulmaleh on April 2013. They met Lahcen Oukhouya, who found a 332.85 g meteorite in Chwichiya area, around 120 NE of Laayoune. He was prospecting in this area because of the report of a 219 g eucrite in the same area. Then the other pieces were found by Lahcen and other hunters.

Physical characteristics: Several uncrusted, coarse-grained stones. The interior is brecciated with clear clasts embedded in a dark matrix, showing a doleritic texture.

Petrography: Breccia with coarse basaltic clasts in a fine-grained matrix. The matrix has a doleritic texture with plagioclase grain size of several mm. Dominant minerals are exsolved pyroxene and mm-sized calcic plagioclase laths. Minor phases include chromite, silica, Ca-Phosphate, troilite and metal.

Geochemistry: Pyroxenes: Low-Ca Fs59.9±2.5Wo3.7±1.8 (Fs58.2-62.7 Wo1.7-5.6 N=6 FeO/MnO=33.4±2.8); Ca-Px Fs26.7±1.3Wo42.3±2.1 (N=2 FeO/MnO=33.8±3.6). Plagioclase: An89.2±0.7, N=2.

Classification: Eucrite, breccia.

Specimens: One piece 22.0 g and one thick section at FSAC.

Data from:
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Saguia el Hamra
Origin or pseudonym:Chwichiya
Place of purchase:Erfoud and Tan Tan
Date:24 April 2013
Mass (g):1038
Shock stage:moderate
Weathering grade:moderate
Ferrosilite (mol%):59.9±2.5, 26.7±1.3
Wollastonite (mol%):3.7±1.8, 42.3±2.1
Magnetic suscept.:2.87
Classifier:H. Chennaoui Aoudjehane/ A. Jambon
Type spec mass (g):22.0
Type spec location:FSAC
Main mass:Jean Redelsperger
Finder:Lahcen Oukhouya
Comments:Submitted by H. Chennaoui Aoudjehane (FSAC)
   and collections
FSAC: Universite Hassan II Casablanca, Faculte des Sciences Ain Chock, Departement de Géologie, BP 5366 Maârif, Casablanca, Morocco (institutional address; updated 9 Jan 2013)
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::   (27° 17' 51"N, 12° 7' 33"W)

     This is 1 of 109 approved meteorites from Saguia el Hamra, Western Sahara (plus 1 unapproved name)
     This is 1 of 272 approved meteorites from Western Sahara (plus 20 unapproved names)
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