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Tibertatine 001
Basic information Name: Tibertatine 001
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2018
Country: Algeria
Mass:help 126 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  CO3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 572 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as CO3.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (type 3), CM-CO clan chondrites, and CO chondrites
Comments: Approved 17 Dec 2020
Writeuphelp
Writeup from MB 109:

Tibertatine 001        31°4’45.87"N, 3°11’6.65"W

Bechar, Algeria

Find: 2018 Oct

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CO3)

History: The meteorite was found in the region of Bechar, Algeria, by the military.

Physical characteristics: A single piece of 126 g, completely covered by a fusion crust.

Petrography: (I. Kerraouch; A. Bischoff, IfP) Chondrules, chondrule fragments, and CAIs are embedded in a fine-grained brownish matrix, which has an abundance of about 30 vol%. The majority of chondrules have Fe-poor mineral constituents and the mean apparent chondrule size is about 200 µm. The sample is moderately weathered.

Geochemistry: (K. Klemm; A. Bischoff, IfP) Mineral compositions and geochemistry: Random measurements of olivine grains revealed Fa19.1±18.8 (Fa0.5-57.5); n=30. Random measurements of low-Ca pyroxene grains revealed Fs2.1±1.0Wo1.6±1.5 (Fs0.6-4.4Wo0.4-5.0); n=15.

Classification: CO3 chondrite based on small chondrule size, chondrule-matrix ratio, texture, and mineral chemistry.

Specimens: 4.55 g in IfP, 121 g in Algeria (IST-USTHB)

Data from:
  MB109
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Bechar
Place of purchase:bechar
Date:2018 Oct
Latitude:31°4'45.87"N
Longitude:3°11'6.65"W
Mass (g):126
Pieces:1
Class:CO3
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:moderate
Fayalite (mol%):19.1±18.8 (n=30)
Ferrosilite (mol%):2.1±1.0 (n=15)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.6±1.5 (n=15)
Classifier:K. Klemm, I. Kerraouch, A.Bischoff, IfP
Type spec mass (g):125.6
Type spec location:IfP, USRB
Main mass:IST-USTHB
Comments:Working Name: Bechar; submitted by Imene Kerraouch
Institutions
   and collections
IfP: Institut für Planetologie, Wilhelm-Klemm-Str. 10, 48149 Münster, Germany (institutional address; updated 23 Jan 2012)
IST-USTHB: Earth Science Institute, Université des Sciences et de la Technologie Houari Boumediene (USTHB), bp32, ElAlia, BabEzzouar, 16000 Algiers, Algeria (institutional address; updated 26 Nov 2020)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 109, in preparation (2020)
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Geography:

Algeria
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (31° 4' 46"N, 3° 11' 7"W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 21 approved meteorites from Bechar, Algeria
     This is 1 of 1113 approved meteorites from Algeria (plus 27 unapproved names) (plus 4 impact craters)
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