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Awsserd
Basic information Name: Awsserd
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2017
Country: Western Sahara
Mass:help 924 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 106  (2018)  R4
Recommended:  R4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 55 approved meteorites classified as R4.   [show all]
Search for other: Rumuruti chondrites, Rumuruti chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 30 Oct 2017
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Writeup from MB 106:

Awsserd        22°32’11"N, 14°17’09"W

Dakhla, Western Sahara/Morocco

Find: 2017 Jan 10

Classification: Rumuruti chondrite (R4)

Physical characteristics: Crusted stone. Cut surface reveals a dark interior with small light-colored chondrules.

Petrography: (J. Gattacceca, CEREGE): Discernible chondrules set in abundant recrystallized matrix. Olivine is the main mineral. Abundant sulfides, no metal.

Geochemistry: Olivine Fa40.9±1.7, PMD 4.1%, range Fa39.3-43.1, NiO=0.32±0.11 wt%, FeO/MnO=89 (N=5). Ca-pyroxene Fs12.2Wo44.7 (N=1)

Classification: R4. Minimal weathering.

Specimens: 22.4 g including a polished secton at CEREGE. Main mass with Marc Henry.

Data from:
  MB106
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Dakhla
Date:2017 Jan 10
Latitude:22°32'11"N
Longitude:14°17'09"W
Mass (g):924
Pieces:16
Class:R4
Weathering grade:minimal
Fayalite (mol%):40.9±1.7 (N=5)
Classifier:J. Gattacceca, CEREGE
Type spec mass (g):22.4
Type spec location:CEREGE
Main mass:Marc Henry
Comments:work name HE01; submitted by J. Gattacceca
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CEREGE: CEREGE BP 80 Avenue Philibert, Technopole de l'Arbois 13545 Aix-en-Provence Cedex 4 France, France (institutional address; updated 29 Oct 2018)
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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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Geography:

Western Sahara
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (22° 32' 11"N, 14° 17' 9"W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 2 approved meteorites from Dakhla, Western Sahara
     This is 1 of 198 approved meteorites from Western Sahara (plus 19 unapproved names)
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Synonymshelp: Awsserd 001 (First meteorite in DCA)

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