header
  MetSoc Home            Publications            Contacts  
Search the Meteoritical Bulletin Database
Last update: 6 Aug 2022
Search for: Search type: Search limits: Display: Publication:
Names
Text help
Places
Classes
Years
Contains
Starts with
Exact
Sounds like
NonAntarctic
Falls  Non-NWAs
What's new
  in the last:
Limit to approved meteorite names
Search text:  
Grizim 001
Basic information Name: Grizim 001
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2021
Country: Algeria
Mass:help 3.9 kg
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  R3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 58 approved meteorites classified as R3.   [show all]
Search for other: Rumuruti chondrites, Rumuruti chondrites (type 3)
Comments: Approved 23 Jul 2022
Writeuphelp
Writeup from MB 111:

Grizim 001        25º57.7167N, 1º30.6667W

Adrar, Algeria

Purchased: 2021

Classification: Rumuruti chondrite (R3)

History: Many small specimens plus four masses weighing 122, 119, 112, and 97 g were found by meteorite prospectors while they were trying to find the Erg Chech 002 meteorites. Adrian Contreras Gomez (CRATER meteorites) purchased the samples in Tindouf, Algeria, on August 24, 2021, from Mostafa Hnini.

Physical characteristics: Samples have an irregular shape and a dark brown exterior and interior. The cut face shows a chondritic texture lacking metal. Type specimen shows one small patch of relict fusion crust.

Petrography: Description and classification (A. Love, App) Sample shows brecciated chondritic texture composed of ~45 vol% distributed, distinct chondrules and fragments w/in a partially transparent (olivine dominant) matrix. Some chondrule glass exists. Average diameter of chondrules is 430 μm, n=77. Additional minerals are: chromite and phosphates. FeS minerals are completely altered.

Geochemistry: (A. Love, App) Olivine chondrules (Fa23.8±13.1, Fe/Mn=64.8±24.5, NiO=0.1±0.0 CV%= 56, n=19), matrix (Fa43.5±0.3, Fe/Mn=87.7±3.5, NiO=0.1±0.1, n=3); low Ca pyroxene (Fs15.0±9.6Wo1.4±1.8, Fe/Mn=30.0±20.9, n=20).

Classification: Rumurutiite Chondrite (R3, C-S2). Rumuruti chondrite based on: chondrule diameter; matrix abundance and composition; and lack of CAIs. Estimated subtype R3.4 based on CV%

Specimens: Adrián Contreras Gómez (CRATER meteorites) holds the 122 g mass. A polished thin section and an individual weighing 26.15 g are on deposit at App.

Data from:
  MB111
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Adrar
Place of purchase:Tindouf
Date:P 2021
Latitude:25º57.7167N
Longitude:1º30.6667W
Mass (g):3.9kg
Pieces:many
Class:R3
Shock stage:C-S2
Weathering grade:moderate
Fayalite (mol%):23.8±13.1
Ferrosilite (mol%):15.0±9.6
Wollastonite (mol%):1.4±1.8
Magnetic suscept.:3.41
Classifier:A. Love, App
Type spec mass (g):26.15
Type spec location:App
Main mass:Adrián Contreras Gómez (CRATER Meteorites)
Comments:Submitted by Anthony Love
Institutions
   and collections
App: Department of Geology, 572 Rivers St., Appalachian State University, Boone, NC 28608, United States (institutional address; updated 7 Mar 2013)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 111, in preparation (2022)
Find references in NASA ADS:
Find references in Google Scholar:
Geography:

Algeria
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (25° 57' 43"N, 1° 30' 40"W)

Statistics:
     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)
Proximity search:
Find nearby meteorites: enter search radius (km):

Direct link to this page