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Ghardaïa 002
Basic information Name: Ghardaïa 002
     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 90 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  Lunar (feldsp. breccia)    [explanation]

This is 1 of 288 approved meteorites classified as Lunar (feldsp. breccia).   [show all]
Search for other: Lunar meteorites
Comments: Approved 8 Jun 2021
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Writeup from MB 110:

Ghardaïa 002        32°42’43.1"N, 04°28’47.9"E

Ghardaia, Algeria

Find: 2020

Classification: Lunar meteorite (feldspathic breccia)

Petrography: (J. Gattacceca, CEREGE) Mineral clasts (to 200 µm) set in a feldspathic mesostasis with abundant 50 µm vesicles. Main minerals are olivine and pyroxene. Other minerals include ilmenite, kamacite.

Geochemistry: Olivine Fa25.8±2.1, FeO/MnO = 108.4±19.3 (n=10). Pyroxenes: low-Ca pyroxene Fs22.1±0.9Wo3.8±0.6 (n=5), Ca-pyroxene Fs17.1Wo31.9 (n=1), FeO/MnO = 55.2±7.8 (n=5). Feldspathic mesostasis An96.4±0.6Ab3.4±0.5Or0.3±0.1 (n=6).

Classification: Achondrite (lunar, feldspathic breccia)

Specimens: Type specimen at CEREGE. Main mass with Isabelle Pothier.

Data from:
  MB110
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Ghardaia
Date:2020
Latitude:32°42'43.1"N
Longitude:04°28'47.9"E
Mass (g):90
Pieces:1
Class:Lunar (feldsp. breccia)
Weathering grade:low
Fayalite (mol%):25.8±2.1 (n=10)
Ferrosilite (mol%):22.1±0.9 (n=4)
Wollastonite (mol%):3.8±0.6
Magnetic suscept.:3.31
Classifier:J. Gattacceca, CEREGE
Type spec mass (g):18
Type spec location:CEREGE
Main mass:Isabelle Pothier
Finder:anonymous
Comments:work name CM66; submitted by Jérôme Gattacceca
Institutions
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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 29 Oct 2018)
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° 42' 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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