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El Gouanem
Basic information Name: El Gouanem
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2000
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 2.1 kg
Classification
  history:
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  Ureilite
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 85  (2001)  Ureilite
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Ureilite
Recommended:  Ureilite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 419 approved meteorites classified as Ureilite.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Ureilites
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Writeup from MB 85:

El Gouanem

Morocco

Found 2000 April

Achondrite (ureilite)

A 2100 g stone was found by a person prospecting for meteorites. Mineralogy and classification (J. Barrat, UAng; P. Gillet, ENSL): has typical ureilitic texture and fabric; olivine cores, Fo76–77; graphite and diamond were observed by Raman spectrometry.  Specimens: 22 g plus thin section, ENSL; main mass with anonymous finder.

Institutions
   and collections
ENSL: Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, Laboratoire de Sciences de la Terre, 46 allée d'Italie 69364 Lyon Cedex, France (institutional address; updated 27 Feb 2011)
UAng: Université d'Angers, Faculté des Sciences, 2 bd Lavoisier, 49045 Angers Cedex, France (institutional address)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 85, MAPS 36, A293-A322 (2001)
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Don Edwards   
Geography:

Morocco
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (30° 6'N, 6° 51'W)
     Recommended::   (30° 6'N, 6° 51'W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 16 approved meteorites from Guelmim-Es-Semara, Morocco (plus 2 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 1227 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 11 unapproved names)
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