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Touat 006
Basic information Name: Touat 006
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2019
Country: Algeria
Mass:help 670 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  Eucrite-melt breccia    [explanation]

This is 1 of 39 approved meteorites classified as Eucrite-melt breccia.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Eucrites, and HED achondrites
Comments: Approved 18 Dec 2020
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Writeup from MB 109:

Touat 006        27°03’N, 0°10’W

Adrar, Algeria

Purchased: 2019

Classification: HED achondrite (Eucrite, melt breccia)

History: The meteorite was found in the Adrar desert and was purchased as one piece of 670 g from a meteorite dealer in Mauritania

Physical characteristics: Dark-grayish rock with some light clasts and pores

Petrography: (A. Bischoff and K. Klemm, IfP) The meteorite is a eucrite-melt breccia composed of up to several mm sized eucritic clasts set into a fine-grained melt rock matrix. The locally schlieren-like melt matrix is mostly crystalline and contains abundant pores

Geochemistry: (A. Bischoff and K. Klemm, IfP): The rock contains low-Ca and Ca pyroxene. Low-Ca pyroxene is Fs58.7±6.2Wo4.7±3.3 (Fs35.8-63.5Wo1.8-12.9; mean Fe/Mn=33.8; n=19) and the Ca-pyroxene has Fs27.8±0.7Wo42.4±1.1 (Fs26.6-28.9Wo40.2-43.8; n=13). Calcic plagioclase has a composition of An90.3±1.0 (An88.6-91.6, n=11)

Classification: HED achondrite (Eucrite, melt breccia)

Data from:
  MB109
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Adrar
Origin or pseudonym:Desert
Place of purchase:Mauritania
Date:P 2019
Latitude:27°03'N
Longitude:0°10'W
Mass (g):670
Pieces:1
Class:Eucrite-melt breccia
Classifier:K. Klemm, A. Bischoff, IfP
Type spec mass (g):21.1
Type spec location:IfP
Main mass:Decker Meteorite Museum
Comments:Working No.: De-14; submitted by Klemm K.
Institutions
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IfP: Institut für Planetologie, Wilhelm-Klemm-Str. 10, 48149 Münster, Germany (institutional address; updated 23 Jan 2012)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 109, in preparation (2020)
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Geography:

Algeria
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (27° 3'N, 0° 10'W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 158 approved meteorites from Adrar, Algeria (plus 1 unapproved name)
     This is 1 of 1059 approved meteorites from Algeria (plus 26 unapproved names) (plus 4 impact craters)
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