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Ghardaïa 001
Basic information Name: Ghardaïa 001
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2020
Country: Algeria
Mass:help 760 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  Lunar (feldsp. breccia)    [explanation]

This is 1 of 288 approved meteorites classified as Lunar (feldsp. breccia).   [show all]
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Comments: Approved 6 May 2021
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Writeup from MB 110:

Ghardaïa 001        32°43’43.1"N, 04°28’47.9"E

Ghardaia, Algeria

Purchased: November, 2020

Classification: Lunar meteorite (feldspathic breccia)

History: The meteorite was found south of El Guerrara, Algeria and subsequently purchased by the main mass holders.

Physical characteristics: Many grayish fragments some of which almost completely covered by fusion crust.

Petrography: Fragmental breccia composed of mineral fragments, basaltic, gabbroic, and impact melt clasts set in a fine-grained partly shock-melted groundmass often showing flow textures . Most abundant minerals are calcic plagioclase, olivine, and exsolved pyroxene. Minor phases include ilmenite, apatite, and FeS. Cracks are often filled with secondary calcite.

Geochemistry: low-Ca pyroxene: Fs21.3±0.5Wo4.6±0.9 (Fs20.4-21.8Wo3.0-6.1, FeO/MnO=48±4, n=9); Ca-pyroxene: Fs14.2±2.5Wo36.1±5.7 (Fs11.5-17.9Wo38.3-42.2, FeO/MnO=43±4, n=7); olivine: Fa28.4±0.6 (Fa27.5-29.1, FeO/MnO=84±7, n=11); calcic plagioclase: An96.8±0.5 (An96.3-97.7, n=9)

Data from:
  MB110
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Ghardaia
Place of purchase:Algeria
Date:P November, 2020
Latitude:32°43'43.1"N
Longitude:04°28'47.9"E
Mass (g):760
Pieces:many
Class:Lunar (feldsp. breccia)
Shock stage:moderate
Weathering grade:moderate
Fayalite (mol%):28.4
Ferrosilite (mol%):21.3; 14.2
Wollastonite (mol%):4.6; 36.1
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB
Type spec mass (g):31.1
Type spec location:MNB
Main mass:Chnaoui Larbi and Lucian Cojocaru
Comments:Submitted by Ansgar Greshake
Institutions
   and collections
MNB: Museum für Naturkunde, Invalidenstraße 43, D-10115 Berlin, Germany (institutional address; updated 24 Dec 2011)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Gattacceca J., McCubbin F.M., Grossman J., Bouvier A., Chabot N.L., D'Orazio M., Goodrich C., Greshake A., Gross J., Komatsu M., Miao B., and Schrader D. (2022) The Meteoritical Bulletin, No. 110. Meteorit. Planet. Sci. 1-4
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Geography:

Algeria
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (32° 43' 43"N, 4° 28' 48"E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 9 approved meteorites from Ghardaia, Algeria
     This is 1 of 1232 approved meteorites from Algeria (plus 29 unapproved names) (plus 4 impact craters)
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