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Wan Zawatin 001
Basic information Name: Wan Zawatin 001
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: WZ 001
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2022
Country: Libya
Mass:help 440 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 111  (2023)  Achondrite-ung
Recommended:  Achondrite-ung    [explanation]

This is 1 of 151 approved meteorites classified as Achondrite-ung.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Ungrouped achondrites
Comments: Approved 11 Dec 2022
Writeup from MB 111:

Wan Zawatin 001 (WZ 001)        29.077°N, 10.743°E

Ghadamis, Libya

Purchased: 2022 Aug

Classification: Ungrouped achondrite

History: Found in northwestern Libya and purchased by Aziz Habibi in August 2022 from a dealer in Agadir, Morocco.

Physical characteristics: The exterior of this distinctive specimen (440 g) is partially coated by thin translucent fusion crust varying in color from beige to almost black. The fresh interior is overall almost pure white in color and is composed predominantly of white prismatic grains with subordinate yellow-green equant grains.

Petrography: (A. Irving, UWS and P. Carpenter, WUSL) Relatively coarse grained aggregate with some finer granular regions (mean grainsize ~0.7 mm). Composed predominantly of anorthite (76 vol.%) and subordinate orthopyroxene (24 vol.%) together with accessory low-Ti chromite and troilite. Because of the simple and homogeneous mineralogy of this meteorite, it was possible to compute an accurate mineral mode from bulk rock XRF results and mineral compositions determined by EMP analysis.

Geochemistry: Anorthite (An95.4-95.6Or0.1-0.2, N = 3), orthopyroxene (Fs24.5-25.2Wo2.3-2.6, FeO/MnO = 26-28, N = 4). Oxygen isotopes (C. Sonzogni and J. Gattacceca, CEREGE): analysis by laser fluorination of a 1.5 mg aliquot from acid-washed powder produced by powdering a 85 mg bulk sample gave δ17O 1.774, δ18O 3.821, Δ17O -0.236 per mil (for a TFL slope of 0.526).

Classification: Achondrite (ungrouped, anorthite-rich with diogenitic affinities). Despite the apparent mineralogical and oxygen isotopic affinities with diogenites, it is recommended that such a highly feldspathic achondrite should not be called a diogenite (even a noritic diogenite). The amount of plagioclase is insufficient (<90 vol.%) for the term anorthositic to be applied.

Specimens: 20.1 g including one polished thin section and one polished mount at UWB; remainder with A. Habibi

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Place of purchase:Agadir
Date:P 2022 Aug
Mass (g):440
Shock stage:low
Weathering grade:low
Ferrosilite (mol%):24.5-25.2
Wollastonite (mol%):2.3-2.6
Classifier:A. Irving, UWS, and P. Carpenter, WUSL
Type spec mass (g):20.1
Type spec location:UWB
Main mass:A. Habibi
Comments:Work name AH 707; submitted by A. Irving
Plots: O isotopes:  
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CEREGE: CEREGE BP 80 Avenue Philibert, Technopole de l'Arbois 13545 Aix-en-Provence Cedex 4 France, France (institutional address; updated 10 Jun 2023)
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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     This is 1 of 33 approved meteorites from Ghadamis, Libya (plus 2 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 1553 approved meteorites from Libya (plus 24 unapproved names) (plus 2 impact craters)
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