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Hassi el Biod 003
Basic information Name: Hassi el Biod 003
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: HeB 003
Observed fall: No, but it is possible
Year found: 2022
Country: Algeria
Mass:help 3.3 kg
Recommended:  LL5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 3185 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as LL5.   [show all]
Search for other: LL chondrites, LL chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 14 Sep 2022
Writeup from MB 111:

Hassi el Biod 003 (HeB 003)        28.699°N, 5.046°E

Ouargla, Algeria

Find, possible fall: 2022 Jan 8

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (LL5)

History: Three Algerian shepherds (Lamin, Mohammed and Abdel Hamid) were tending their sheep on January 8, 2022, when they heard a loud sonic boom at 8 pm and saw a fireball travel across the sky. After several days of searching they found two stones with fresh black crust near Ouidane es Sbot. One month later all of the material was acquired by Ziyao Wang from a dealer in Benghazi, Libya.

Petrography: (A. Irving, UWS and P. Carpenter, WUSL) Some well-developed, relatively large chondrules are set in a recrystallized matrix containing sodic plagioclase, fresh kamacite, taenite, troilite, pentlandite, medium-Ti chromite, chlorapatite and merrillite.

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa29.5±0.2, range Fa29.2-29.7, N = 5), low-Ca pyroxene (Fs24.2±0.2Wo1.8±0.1, range Fs23.9-24.4Wo1.7-1.9, N = 4), subcalcic augite (Fs12.1Wo35.1), augite (Fs8.8±0.0Wo44.7±0.3, range Fs8.8±0.0Wo44.5-44.9, N = 2), plagioclase (Ab83.7-85.8An10.5-10.8Or5.8-3.4, N = 3).

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (LL5).

Specimens: 24.35 g including one polished thin section at UWB; remainder with WangZ.

Data from:
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Place of purchase:Benghazi, Libya
Date:2022 Jan 8
Mass (g):3300
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W0
Fayalite (mol%):29.5±0.2
Ferrosilite (mol%):24.2±0.2
Wollastonite (mol%):1.8±0.1
Classifier:A. Irving, UWS, and P. Carpenter, WUSL
Type spec mass (g):24.35
Type spec location:UWB
Main mass:WangZ
Comments:Work name WZY-88; submitted by A. Irving
   and collections
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, Box 353010 Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 27 Jul 2012)
WangZ: Ziyao Wang, Hebei GEO University North Campus, Huai An dong road 127, Shijiazhuang, Hebei Province , China (private address; updated 25 Jun 2021)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 111, in preparation (2022)
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     Recommended::   (28° 41' 56"N, 5° 2' 46"E)

     This is 1 of 40 approved meteorites from Ouargla, Algeria (plus 1 unapproved name)
     This is 1 of 1213 approved meteorites from Algeria (plus 29 unapproved names) (plus 4 impact craters)
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