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Aioun el Atrouss
Basic information Name: Aioun el Atrouss
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1974
Country: Mauritania
Mass:help 1000 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 56  (1979)  Achondrite-hypersthene
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  Diogenite
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Diogenite-pm
Recommended:  Diogenite-pm    [explanation]

This is 1 of 39 approved meteorites classified as Diogenite-pm.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Diogenites, and HED achondrites
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Writeup from MB 56:
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FALL OF THE AIOUN EL ATROUSS, MAURITANIA, STONY METEORITE

Name: AIOUN EL ATROUSS

Place of fall: 40 km south of the town of Aioun el Atrouss, in the locality called Gounquel, SE. Mauritania.

16° 23'5 3"N., 9° 34'1 3"W.

Date of fall: April 17, 1974.

Class and type: Stone. Hypersthene achondrite.

Number of individual

specimens: Not reported.

Total weight: Not reported.

Circumstances of fall: A fireball was observed and a sonic boom was heard. Meteoritic material was recovered from three separate sites in sandy, desert terrain by tribesmen.

Source: I.S.M. Lomena, F. Toure, E.K. Gibson, Jr., U.S. Clanton and A.M. Reid, 1976. Aioun el Atrouss: a new hypersthene achondrite with eucritic inclusions. Meteoritics 11, 51-57.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 56, Meteoritics 14, 161-175 (1979)
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Geography:

Mauritania
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (16° 23' 53"N, 9° 34' 13"W)
     Recommended::   (16° 23' 53"N, 9° 34' 13"W)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 1.1 m apart

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 2 approved meteorites from Hodh el Gharbi, Mauritania
     This is 1 of 103 approved meteorites from Mauritania (plus 1 unapproved name) (plus 2 impact craters)
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