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Al Qou'a 002
Basic information Name: Al Qou'a 002
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2014
Country: United Arab Emirates
Mass:help 22.4 kg
Recommended:  L3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 851 approved meteorites (plus 2 unapproved names) classified as L3.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
Comments: Approved 5 May 2024
Writeup from MB 113:

Al Qou’a 002        23°15’40.2"N, 55°16’11.8"E

Abu Zaby, United Arab Emirates

Find: 2014 Oct

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L3)

History: (D. Heinlein) The stone was found above the surface of the red sands in a dune region south of Al Qou’a town.

Physical characteristics: (D. Heinlein) The mass of the stone block is 22.4 kg, the dimensions are 37 × 35 × 19 cm. The magnetic susceptibility MS was determined to log χ (× 10-9 m3/kg) = 4.52±0.12.

Petrography: (F. Langenhorst, UJena) Unequilibrated ordinary chondrite, consisting of chondrules and chondrule fragments (chemical types I and II), Fe-Ni metal and abundant troilite, as well as interchondrule matrix. The apparent chondrule size is 580 µm (210-2100 µm range)

Geochemistry: (F. Langenhorst, J. Langbein, UJena) Mineral compositions and geochemistry: The mean olivine composition is Fa22.4±6.7 (Fa6.2-30.5; n=18); the mean low-Ca pyroxene composition is Fs20.4±9.7Wo2.1±1.3 (Fs5.9-44.5Wo0.4-3.9; n=13).

Classification: (F. Langenhorst, UJena) L chondrite, based on mean apparent chondrule size and metal content. Petrologic type 3 (proposed subtype 3.6), based on the chemical variation of olivine and the presence of secondary albite in chondrules

Specimens: Type Specimen: 20 g, UJena; 26.2 g, Heinlein; the main mass is with the finder.

Data from:
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Abu Zaby
Date:2014 Oct
Mass (g):22400
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):22.4±6.7
Ferrosilite (mol%):20.4±9.7
Wollastonite (mol%):2.1±1.3
Classifier:F. Langenhorst
Type spec mass (g):20
Type spec location:UJena
Main mass:with finder
Finder:Ali Al Ketbi
Comments:Submitted by F. Langenhorst, UJena
   and collections
UJena: Analytische Mineralogie der Mikro- und Nanostrukturen Institut für Geowissenschaften Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena Carl-Zeiss-Promenade 10 07745 Jena Germany, Germany (institutional address; updated 7 Aug 2021)
Heinlein: Dieter Heinlein, Lilienstrasse 3, 86156 Augsburg, Germany; Website (private address)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 113, in preparation (2024)
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United Arab Emirates
     Recommended::   (23° 15' 40"N, 55° 16' 12"E)

     This is 1 of 4 approved meteorites from Abu Zaby, United Arab Emirates
     This is 1 of 44 approved meteorites from United Arab Emirates
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