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Hassi Arsane 001
Basic information Name: Hassi Arsane 001
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2019
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 83 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  Eucrite-mmict    [explanation]

This is 1 of 228 approved meteorites classified as Eucrite-mmict.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Eucrites, and HED achondrites
Comments: Approved 29 Nov 2019
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Writeup from MB 108:

Hassi Arsane 001        28°03.2539’N, 10°16.8079’W

South, Morocco

Find: 2019 Mar 15

Classification: HED achondrite (Eucrite, monomict)

History: Found by Ahmed Ourbaa on March 15, 2019. Bought from Zaid Oualguirah by Jean Redelsperger in May 2019.

Physical characteristics: A single crusted stone. Cut face reveals a light gray, brecciated interior.

Petrography: (J. Gattacceca, CEREGE) Brecciated Igneous rock with mineral and lithic clasts (subophitic texture, about 500 µm in size) set in a clastic matrix. Main minerals are exsolved pyroxene and plagioclase. Others minerals: chromite, silica polymorph, troilite. No metal was observed.

Geochemistry: Low-Ca pyroxene Fs63.1±1.3Wo2.7±1.1, FeO/MnO=32.9±2.3 (n=10). Plagioclase An90.4±1.2Ab9.2±1.1Or0.3±0.2 (n=6).

Classification: Achondrite (Eucrite-mmict)

Specimens: Type specimen at CEREGE. Main mass with Jean Redelsperger.

Data from:
  MB108
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:South
Date:2019 Mar 15
Latitude:28°03.2539'N
Longitude:10°16.8079'W
Mass (g):83
Pieces:1
Class:Eucrite-mmict
Magnetic suscept.:2.64
Classifier:J. Gattacceca, CEREGE
Type spec mass (g):17.1
Type spec location:CEREGE
Main mass:Jean Redelsperger
Finder:Ahmed Ourbaa
Comments:work name JR075; submitted by Jérôme Gattacceca
Institutions
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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 Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 108, in preparation (2019)
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Geography:

Morocco
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (28° 3' 15"N, 10° 16' 48"W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 7 approved meteorites from South, Morocco
     This is 1 of 1419 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 15 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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