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Tazizilet
Basic information Name: Tazizilet
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2006
Country: Niger
Mass:help 996 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 103  (2014)  L5
Recommended:  L5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 6696 approved meteorites (plus 4 unapproved names) classified as L5.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 3 Feb 2014
Writeuphelp
Writeup from MB 103:

Tazizilet        17°38.628’N, 9°26.485’E

Agadez, Niger

Found: 2006

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L5)

History: Acquired by Jen Winter and her late husband from an eclipse tour guide in March 2006. The guide traveled with them in November 2006 to the location where the stone was found, but a search for additional pieces at the location was unsuccessful. The guide referenced the find location based on a landmark tree position. The area where the stone was found was in an open, flat plain with many other small rock types.

Physical characteristics: Complete individual, some weathered fusion crust, axe-head shaped stone. Saw cut reveals numerous chondrules in a brown-green, medium-grained groundmass, metal/sulfide scattered throughout, also some metal veinlets.

Petrography: (C. Agee, UNM) Microprobe examination of a polished mount shows many equilibrated chondrules, most with fine-grained plagioclase. Ubiquitous kamacite, taenite, troilite, and chromite.

Geochemistry: (C. Agee and N. Muttik, UNM) EMPA. Olivine Fa25.1±0.7, Fe/Mn=49±4, n=9; low Ca-pyroxene Fs21.3±1.0Wo1.5±0.3, Fe/Mn=30±2, n=7.

Classification: Ordinary Chondrite (L5), weathering grade W1, shock stage S3.

Specimens: 32.26 g including a probe mount on deposit at UNM, Jen Winter hold the main mass.

Data from:
  MB103
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Agadez
Date:2006
Latitude:17°38.628'N
Longitude:9°26.485'E
Mass (g):996
Pieces:1
Class:L5
Shock stage:S3
Weathering grade:W1
Fayalite (mol%):25.1±0.7
Ferrosilite (mol%):21.3±1.0
Wollastonite (mol%):1.5±0.3
Classifier:C. Agee, UNM
Type spec mass (g):32.26
Type spec location:UNM
Main mass:Jen Winter
Finder:Tour guide
Comments:Submitted by C. Agee
Institutions
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UNM: Institute of Meteoritics MSC03 2050 University of New Mexico Albuquerque NM 87131-1126 USA, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 12 Feb 2015)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 103, MAPS 52, 1014, May 2017, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/maps.12888/full
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Geography:

Niger
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (17° 38' 38"N, 9° 26' 29"E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 47 approved meteorites from Agadez, Niger
     This is 1 of 67 approved meteorites from Niger (plus 4 unapproved names)
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