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Zerhamra
Basic information Name: Zerhamra
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1967
Country: Algeria
Mass:help 630 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 52  (1974)  Iron
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  IIIAB-an
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  IIIA-an
Recommended:  Iron, IIIAB-an    [explanation]

This is 1 of 3 approved meteorites classified as Iron, IIIAB-an.   [show all]
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Writeup from MB 52:
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DISCOVERY OF THE ZERHAMRA, ALGERIA, IRON METEORITE

Name: ZERHAMRA

Place of find: Approximately 50 km southwest of Beni-Abbes, 22 km southeast of the oasis of Zerhamra, Algerian Sahara.

29°51'31"N, 2°38'42"E.

Date of find: February 2, 1967

Class and type: Iron. Cosmically reheated medium octahedrite.

Number of individual specimens: 1

Total weight: 630 kg

Circumstances of find: The meteorite was found by geologist Frangois Arbey while mapping in the area of Zerhamra.

Sources: Francois Arbey. 1972. Precisions sur la decouverte de la meteorite de Zerhamra; principaux resultats. Comptes Rendus des Seances de l'Academie des Sciences 275, serie D, 2587-2590. V. F. Buchwald. 1973. Zerhamra, a New Iron Meteorite Find from Sahara (Abstract). Meteoritics 8, 20.

Buchwald The following entries were found for Zerhamra in Buchwald (1975)
[Buchwald, Vagn F. (1975) Handbook of Iron Meteorites. University of California Press, 1418 pp.]
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 52, Meteoritics 9, 101-121 (1974)
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Geography:

Algeria
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (29° 51' 31"N, 2° 38' 42"E)
     Recommended::   (29° 51' 31"N, 2° 38' 42"W)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 511.1 km apart

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 19 approved meteorites from Bechar, Algeria
     This is 1 of 1017 approved meteorites from Algeria (plus 26 unapproved names) (plus 4 impact craters)
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