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Aydar
Basic information Name: Aydar
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2017
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 533 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  Acapulcoite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 77 approved meteorites classified as Acapulcoite.   [show all]
Search for other: Acapulcoite-lodranite family, Acapulcoites, and Primitive achondrites
Comments: Approved 19 Apr 2018
Writeuphelp
Writeup from MB 107:

Aydar        27°49’33.10"N, 10°31’0.40"W

Morocco

Find: 2008

Classification: Primitive achondrite (Acapulcoite)

History: The stones were found by Mohamed Maskour. They were bought in TanTan in 2017 from Mohamed Elguirah.

Physical characteristics: Dark brown irregular stones. The largest stone weighs 267 g. Cut surface reveals a dark interior.

Petrography: Recrystallized texture with triple junctions. Typical silicate grain size 200 μm. Main minerals are olivine, orthopyroxene, Ca-pyroxene. No plagioclase was observed. FeNi metal and troilite are found as small blebs in silicates and as euhedral grains to 500 μm. Chromite to 100 μm. Abundant μm wide veins filled with opaques and associated weathering products.

Geochemistry: Olivine Fa10.9±0.0, FeO/MnO=18.9 (N=2). Orthopyroxene Fs9.8±0.0Wo1.5±0.3, FeO/MnO=12.6 (N=2). Ca-pyroxene Fs4.2±0.0Wo44.0±1.7, Cr2O3 1.07 wt%, FeO/MnO=12.6 (N=2). Kamacite Ni=5.87 wt%, Co = 0.27 wt% (N=2)

Classification: Achondrite (acapulcoite)

Specimens: 20.3 g at CEREGE. Main mass with Jean Redelsperger.

Data from:
  MB107
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Tan Tan
Date:2008
Latitude:27°49'33.10"N
Longitude:10°31'0.40"W
Mass (g):533
Pieces:21
Class:Acapulcoite
Weathering grade:high
Fayalite (mol%):10.9±0.0 (N=2)
Ferrosilite (mol%):9.8±0.0 (N=2)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.5±0.3
Magnetic suscept.:4.44
Classifier:J. Gattacceca, H. Pourkhorsandi, CEREGE
Type spec mass (g):20.2
Type spec location:CEREGE
Main mass:Jean Redelsperger
Finder:Mohamed Maskour
Comments:work name JR049; submitted by Jerome Gattaceca
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 Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 107, in preparation (2018)
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Geography:

Morocco
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (27° 49' 33"N, 10° 31' 0"W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 1405 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 16 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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Synonymshelp: Aydar 001 (First entry in new DCA)

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