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Al Qou'a 001
Basic information Name: Al Qou'a 001
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2013
Country: United Arab Emirates
Mass:help 65.9 kg
Recommended:  L5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 8290 approved meteorites (plus 4 unapproved names) classified as L5.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 17 Oct 2021
Writeup from MB 110:

Al Qou’a 001        23°25’39.1"N, 55°24’25.6"E

United Arab Emirates

Find: 2013 Nov

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L5)

History: (D. Heinlein) In the sand dune area near Al Qou’a town, Mr. Ali Al Ketbi found a heavy rock mostly buried in the soil.

Physical characteristics: (D. Heinlein) The mass of the almost rectangular stone block is about 65.9 kg, the dimensions are 55 × 37 × 30 cm. The meteorite’s bulk density is 3.245±0.015 g/cm3.

Petrography: (D. Harries, F. Langenhorst) Contains well-defined chondrules with recrystallized mesostasis, secondary feldspar mostly between 2-50 µm, abundant monoclinic low-Ca pyroxene. Shock stage S1. Strongly weathered (W4), most metal is replaced by oxides, troilite preserved.

Geochemistry: (D. Harries, F. Langenhorst) The mean composition of olivine is Fa25.2±0.1 (n=15), the mean composition of low-Ca pyroxene is Fs20.8±0.1Wo1.8±0.1 (n=15).

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L5)

Specimens: Type Specimen: 32.4 g including two polished thin sections, UJena; the main mass is with the finder.

Data from:
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Date:2013 Nov
Mass (g):65900
Shock stage:S1
Weathering grade:W4
Fayalite (mol%):25.2± 0.1 (n=15)
Ferrosilite (mol%):20.8± 0.1 (n=15)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.8± 0.1 (n=15)
Magnetic suscept.:4.69
Classifier:D. Harries, F. Langenhorst, UJena
Type spec mass (g):32.4
Type spec location:UJena
Main mass:The main mass is with the finder.
Finder:Mr. Ali Al Ketbi
Comments:Submitted by D. Harries
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UJena: Analytische Mineralogie der Mikro- und Nanostrukturen Institut für Geowissenschaften Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena Carl-Zeiss-Promenade 10 07745 Jena Germany, Germany (institutional address; updated 7 Aug 2021)
Heinlein: Dieter Heinlein, Lilienstrasse 3, 86156 Augsburg, Germany; Website (private address)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 110, in preparation (2021)
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United Arab Emirates
     Recommended::   (23° 25' 39"N, 55° 24' 26"E)

     This is 1 of 41 approved meteorites from United Arab Emirates
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