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Touat 007
Basic information Name: Touat 007
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2020
Country: Algeria
Mass:help 1594 g
Recommended:  Iron, IIIAB    [explanation]

This is 1 of 336 approved meteorites classified as Iron, IIIAB.   [show all]
Search for other: IIIAB irons, Iron meteorites, and Metal-rich meteorites
Comments: Approved 15 Dec 2021
Writeup from MB 110:

Touat 007        27°31.560’N, 0°22.064’W

Adrar, Algeria

Find: 22 Feb 2020

Classification: Iron meteorite (IIIAB)

History: A single, 1594 g mass was found near Adrar by Lahsan in February 2020.

Physical characteristics: The irregularly shaped meteorite has a mottled brown surface with deep reglaglypts. One side is flatter where it may have been exposed to wind abrasion.

Petrography: (C. Herd and P. Hill, UAb) Petrographic investigation of a ~3 × 5 cm polished and etched surface reveals a well-developed Widmanstaetten pattern with a bandwidth of 1.1 ± 0.2 mm (n=23). No inclusions were observed. Some terrestrial alteration extends along grain boundaries into the interior.

Geochemistry: ICP-MS data, using sample of North Chile (Filomena) as standard (C. Herd, P. Hill, and S. DuFrane UAb): Ni = 8.0, Co = 0.51 (both wt%); Ir = 0.52, Ga = 19, Ge = 46, As = 7.2, Sb = 0.12, Ru = 5.5, Re = 0.03, Os = 0.25, W = 0.5, Pt = 8.2, Cu = 136, Au = 0.73 (all μg/g). Au value is a minimum due to uncertainties associated with the solution ICP-MS method.

Classification: (C. Herd, UAb): IIIAB iron, medium octahedrite.

Specimens: Type specimen consisting of a 87.2 g end piece at UAb. Main mass with Dave Lehman (NWA Direct).

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Date:22 Feb 2020
Mass (g):1594
Class:Iron, IIIAB
Weathering grade:low
Classifier:C. Herd, UAb
Type spec mass (g):87.2
Type spec location:UAb
Main mass:Dave Lehman
Comments:Submitted by C. Herd
   and collections
UAb: 1-26 Earth Sciences Building, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, T6G 2E3, Canada, Canada; Website (institutional address; updated 17 Oct 2011)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 110, in preparation (2021)
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     Recommended::   (27° 31' 34"N, 0° 22' 4"W)

     This is 1 of 177 approved meteorites from Adrar, Algeria (plus 1 unapproved name)
     This is 1 of 1208 approved meteorites from Algeria (plus 29 unapproved names) (plus 4 impact craters)
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