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Talhat Lihoudi
Basic information Name: Talhat Lihoudi
     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 61.5 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 106  (2018)  Lunar (feldsp. breccia)
Recommended:  Lunar (feldsp. breccia)    [explanation]

This is 1 of 323 approved meteorites classified as Lunar (feldsp. breccia).   [show all]
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Comments: Approved 11 Sep 2017
Writeup from MB 106:

Talhat Lihoudi       24.842°N, 13.952°W

Rio de Oro, Western Sahara

Find: 2016 Aug

Classification: Lunar meteorite (feldspathic breccia)

History: Found in Morocco in August 2016 and purchased by Ben Hoefnagels in October 2016 from a dealer in Ouarzazate, Morocco.

Physical characteristics: A single gray stone (61.5 g) exhibiting small whitish clasts in a darker matrix.

Petrography: (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS) Breccia composed of angular mineral clasts of anorthite, olivine, orthopyroxene, pigeonitic pyroxene, augite, Al-chromite, ilmenite, Cr-pleonaste and troilite in a fine grained partly vesicular matrix of the same minerals plus minor secondary barite, calcite and gypsum.

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa10.9-86.7, FeO/MnO = 64-90, N = 4), low-Ca pyroxene (Fs18.9-45.4Wo5.4-2.9, FeO/MnO = 41-56, N = 3), augite (Fs14.0-19.1Wo42.7-41.3, FeO/MnO = 35-46, N = 3), anorthite (An96.5Or0.3), labradorite (An56.4Or3.1). Bulk composition (R. Korotev, WUSL) INAA of subsamples gave the following mean abundances (in wt.%) FeO 5.4, Na2O 0.38; (in ppm) Sc 10.4, Ni 130, La 5.4, Sm 2.44, Eu 0.85, Yb 1.9, Lu 0.27, Hf 2.0, Th 1.1.

Classification: Lunar (feldspathic regolith breccia).

Specimens: 12.87 g including one polished slice at UWB; main polished endcut mass with Mr. B. Hoefnagels.

Data from:
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Rio de Oro
Place of purchase:Ouarzazate
Date:2016 Aug
Mass (g):61.5
Class:Lunar (feldsp. breccia)
Shock stage:low
Weathering grade:low
Fayalite (mol%):10.9-86.7
Ferrosilite (mol%):18.9-45.4; 14.0-19.1
Wollastonite (mol%):5.4-2.9; 42.7-41.3
Classifier:A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS
Type spec mass (g):12.87
Type spec location:UWB
Main mass:B. Hoefnagels
Comments:Work name BH039; submitted by A. Irving
   and collections
UWS: University of Washington, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, 70 Johnson Hall, Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 15 Jan 2012)
WUSL: Washington Univ., One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130, United States (institutional address; updated 17 Oct 2011)
UWB: University of Washington, Box 353010 Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 27 Jul 2012)
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° 50' 31"N, 13° 57' 7"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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Synonymshelp: Talhat Lihoudi 001 (First meteorite in DCA)

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