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Istifane 007
Basic information Name: Istifane 007
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2021
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 512 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  Lunar (feldsp. breccia)    [explanation]

This is 1 of 280 approved meteorites classified as Lunar (feldsp. breccia).   [show all]
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Comments: Approved 17 Apr 2022
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Writeup from MB 111:

Istifane 007        31º27.975N, 5º19.5567W

South, Morocco

Purchased: 2021

Classification: Lunar meteorite (feldspathic breccia)

History: Many small fragments totaling 512 g were purchased by Adrián Contreras Gómez from a meteorite dealer in Ouargla, Algeria, in October 2021.

Physical characteristics: Samples have a dark exterior. The interior shows a fine-grained brecciated texture.

Petrography: Description and classification (A. Love, App). Sample is brecciated mixture of sparse lithic clasts and fine-grained, subrounded to angular mineral clasts of olivine, pyroxene and plagioclase in comminuted matrix. Lithic fragments include: anorthosite, troctolite and glassy breccias. Additional minerals are: spinel, FeNi metal, chromite, phosphates, barite and a rare silica polymorph.

Geochemistry: (A. Love, App). Olivine (Fa26.3±3.9, Fe/Mn=85.2±4.9, n=22); low-Ca pyroxene (Fs20.7±3.3Wo3.9±0.6, Fe/Mn=50.2±3.9, n=9); pigeonite (Fs24.7±3.2Wo8.0±1.9, Fe/Mn=52.6±3.7, n=4); plagioclase (An97.5±0.3Or0.2±0.1, n=12).

Classification: (Lunar feldspathic breccia) Textures, mineral compositions suggest this is a lunar meteorite.

Specimens: Adrián Contreras Gómez holds the main masses. A polished thin section and 3 fragments weighing a total of 20.13 g are on deposit at App.

Data from:
  MB111
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:South
Place of purchase:Ouargla, Algeria
Date:P 2021
Latitude:31º27.975N
Longitude:5º19.5567W
Mass (g):512
Pieces:many
Class:Lunar (feldsp. breccia)
Shock stage:A-S2
Weathering grade:low
Fayalite (mol%):26.3±3.9
Ferrosilite (mol%):20.7±3.3
Wollastonite (mol%):3.9±0.6
Classifier:A. Love, App
Type spec mass (g):20.13
Type spec location:App
Main mass:Adrián Contreras Gómez (CRATER Meteorites)
Comments:Submitted by Anthony Love
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App: Department of Geology, 572 Rivers St., Appalachian State University, Boone, NC 28608, United States (institutional address; updated 7 Mar 2013)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 111, in preparation (2022)
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Geography:

Morocco
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (31° 27' 59"N, 5° 19' 33"W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 31 approved meteorites from South, Morocco
     This is 1 of 1871 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 24 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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