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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 8581 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 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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United Arab Emirates
     Recommended::   (23° 25' 39"N, 55° 24' 26"E)

     This is 1 of 42 approved meteorites from United Arab Emirates
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