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Goulimine 001
Basic information Name: Goulimine 001
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2017
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 1524 g
Recommended:  H5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 11077 approved meteorites (plus 22 unapproved names) classified as H5.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 16 Jan 2021
Writeup from MB 110:

Goulimine 001        28º44.645’N, 10º57.877’W

Guelmim-Oued Noun, Morocco

Find: 2017 Aug 20

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H5)

History: Mohamed Karmoud (and Ouhira Mohamed, Ourbaa Mohamed, and Lahcen Ourbaa) found the sample while they were searching the desert near Tan Tan on August 20, 2017. John Higgins purchased these samples February 2020 in Zagora, Morocco, from Mohamed Elguirah.

Physical characteristics: The sample comprises three interlocking pieces that fit together. The total weight of the three pieces is 1524 g. The exterior of the sample is covered in caliche in some places and shows relict fusion crust in other places.

Petrography: Description and classification (A. Love, App) Sample has a recrystallized chondritic texture composed of indistinct chondrules and fragments with an average apparent diameter of 358 µm, n=115. Sample is very porous (~8.4 vol% pore space) in comparison to other ordinary chondrites. Secondary albitic plagioclase has an average length of 41 µm (n=19).

Geochemistry: (A. Love, App) Olivine (Fa17.4±0.1, Fe/Mn=33.9±0.5, n=6); low Ca pyroxene (Fs16.0±0.1Wo1.6±0.1, n=6).

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H5, C-S1, W4). Based on mineral compositions, chondrule size, grainsize of secondary plagioclase and textures this is an H5.

Specimens: John Higgins holds the main masses. 3 slices weighing 45.8 g a polished mount and a polished thin section are on deposit at App.

Data from:
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Guelmim-Oued Noun
Place of purchase:Zagora, Morocco
Date:2017 Aug 20
Mass (g):1524
Shock stage:C-S1
Weathering grade:W4
Fayalite (mol%):17.4±0.1
Ferrosilite (mol%):16.0±0.1
Wollastonite (mol%):1.6±0.1
Magnetic suscept.:4.83
Classifier:A. Love, App
Type spec mass (g):45.8
Type spec location:App
Main mass:John Higgins
Finder:Mohamed Karmoud
Comments:Submitted by Anthony Love
   and collections
App: Department of Geology, 572 Rivers St., Appalachian State University, Boone, NC 28608, United States (institutional address; updated 7 Mar 2013)
References: Published in Gattacceca J., McCubbin F.M., Grossman J., Bouvier A., Chabot N.L., D'Orazio M., Goodrich C., Greshake A., Gross J., Komatsu M., Miao B., and Schrader D. (2022) The Meteoritical Bulletin, No. 110. Meteorit. Planet. Sci. 1-4
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     Recommended::   (28° 44' 39"N, 10° 57' 53"W)

     This is the only approved meteorite from Guelmim-Oued Noun, Morocco
     This is 1 of 1967 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 37 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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