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El Idrissia
Basic information Name: El Idrissia
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1989
Country: Algeria
Mass:help 10 kg
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L6
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 86  (2002)  L6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L6
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 12222 approved meteorites (plus 7 unapproved names) classified as L6.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Revised 14 Jul 2011: Corrected year - was mistake in database only
Writeup from MB 86:

El Idrissia

Djelfa, Algeria

Fall 1989 March 10

Ordinary chondrite (L6)

After a sonic boom was heard, three pieces of a meteorite were recovered by the police and Bounatiro Lout (an astrophysicist at CRAAG). The total known mass is ~10 kg with each of the pieces weighing between 2 and 4 kg. The meteorite fell near the village of El Idrissia on the desert platform with the nearest town being Ain Lahdjar.  Classification and mineralogy (Mounia Messaoudi, IST­USTHB; M. Bourot-Denise, MNHNP, B. Devouard, OPGC): olivine, Fa25.3, and pyroxene, Fs18.8, S2 and W1. Specimens: type specimen, 150 g, IST-USTHB and 2 kg, CRAAG; main mass, unknown.

   and collections
MNHNP: Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, IMPMC-CP52, 57 rue Cuvier, 75005 Paris, France, France; Website (institutional address)
CRAAG: Centre de Recherche en Astronomie Astrophysique et Géophysique, Route de l'Observatoir Bp 63, Bouzareah - Algiers, Algeria (institutional address; updated 27 Feb 2011)
IST-USTHB: Earth Science Institute, Université des Sciences et de la Technologie Houari Boumediene (USTHB), bp32, ElAlia, BabEzzouar, 16000 Algiers, Algeria (institutional address; updated 26 Nov 2020)
OPGC: Observatoire de Physique du Globe de Clermont-Ferrand, 5 rue Kessler, 63000 Clermont Ferrand, France (institutional address)
USTHB: Université des Sciences et de la Technologie Houari Boumediene, Algers, Algeria; Website (institutional address)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 86, MAPS 37, A157-A184 (2002)
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     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (34° 25'N, 3° 15'E)
     Recommended::   (34° 25'N, 3° 15'E)

     This is the only approved meteorite from Djelfa, Algeria (plus 1 impact crater)
     This is 1 of 1250 approved meteorites from Algeria (plus 29 unapproved names) (plus 4 impact craters)
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