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Awdar Labied 001
Basic information Name: Awdar Labied 001
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2021
Country: Western Sahara
Mass:help 6.06 kg
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 111  (2023)  Eucrite-br
Recommended:  Eucrite-br    [explanation]

This is 1 of 240 approved meteorites classified as Eucrite-br.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Eucrites, and HED achondrites
Comments: Approved 16 May 2022
Writeup from MB 111:

Awdar Labied 001        23.790°N, 13.759°W

Western Sahara

Find: 2020 Nov

Classification: HED achondrite (Eucrite, brecciated)

History: Found in November 2020 and purchased from a dealer in Ouarzazate, Morocco, by the ATTARIK Foundation in September 2021 for archiving and educational display at Hassan II University of Casablanca.

Physical characteristics: One large stone (5072 g) lacking fusion crust plus many smaller fragments.

Petrography: (A. Irving, UWS and P. Carpenter, WUSL) Breccia composed predominantly of crystalline debris with eucrite composition (predominantly exsolved pigeonite and calcic plagioclase) together with sparse lithic clasts with eucrite composition (with subophitic to intergranular textures and the same major mineralogy). Sparse larger grains of low-Ca pyroxene (up to 1.6 mm, lacking augite exsolution lamellae) and calcic plagioclase (up to 0.7 mm) are present. Accessory phases include silica polymorph, ilmenite, low-Ti chromite, troilite and rare pentlandite.

Geochemistry: Low-Ca pyroxene (Fs54.8-55.3Wo1.8-2.0, FeO/MnO = 32-33, N = 3), augite (Fs21.9-22.2Wo44.9-44.2, FeO/MnO = 29-35, N = 3), plagioclase (An88.6-92.2Or0.4-0.2, N = 3).

Classification: Eucrite breccia.

Specimens: 7.6 g including one polished thin section at UWB; remainder held by the ATTARIK Foundation at FSAC.

Data from:
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Place of purchase:Ouarzazate
Date:2020 Nov
Mass (g):6057
Shock stage:low
Weathering grade:low
Ferrosilite (mol%):54.8-55.3; 21.9-22.2
Wollastonite (mol%):1.8-2.0; 44.9-44.2
Classifier:A. Irving, UWS, and P. Carpenter, WUSL
Type spec mass (g):6057
Type spec location:6049 FSAC/7.6 UWB
Main mass:ATTARIK Foundation at FSAC
Comments:Work name AB 92; submitted by A. Irving
   and collections
FSAC: Universite Hassan II Casablanca, Faculte des Sciences Ain Chock, Departement de Géologie, BP 5366 Maârif, Casablanca, Morocco (institutional address; updated 9 Jan 2013)
UWS: University of Washington, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, 70 Johnson Hall, Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 15 Jan 2012)
WUSL: Washington Univ., One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130, United States (institutional address; updated 17 Oct 2011)
UWB: University of Washington, Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, Box 353010 Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 9 Oct 2023)
References: Published in Gattacceca J., McCubbin F. M., Grossman J. N., Schrader D. L., Chabot N. L., D’Orazio M., Goodrich C., Greshake A., Gross J., Joy K. H., Komatsu M. and Miao B. (2023) The Meteoritical Bulletin, No. 111. Meteoritics & Planetary Science 58, 901–904. ?
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Western Sahara
     Recommended::   (23° 47' 24"N, 13° 45' 32"W)

     This is 1 of 284 approved meteorites from Western Sahara (plus 20 unapproved names)
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