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Foum Zguid
Basic information Name: Foum Zguid
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1998
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 6 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 83  (1999)  IIAB
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  IIAB
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  IIB
Recommended:  Iron, IIAB    [explanation]

This is 1 of 136 approved meteorites classified as Iron, IIAB.   [show all]
Search for other: IIAB irons, Iron meteorites, and Metal-rich meteorites
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Writeup from MB 83:

Foum Zguid

Jebel Bani, Morocco

Found 1998

Iron, coarsest octahedrite (IIAB)

A 6 kg iron meteorite was found in the desert by a person hunting for meteorites. Classification and description (J. Wasson, UCLA): bulk metal Co = 0.50 wt%, Ni = 5.81 wt%, Ga = 55.5 ppm, As = 9.91 ppm, Ir = 0.021 ppm, Au = 1.078 ppm.  Specimens: 191 g, Cilz; 483 g, Schwade; 34 g, UCLA.

Institutions
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UCLA: Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1567, United States (institutional address; updated 17 Oct 2011)
Cilz: Marlin Cilz, Montana Meteorite Lab, Box 1063, Malta, MT 59538, United States; Website (private address)
Schwade: James Schwade, 969 South Chicago St., Kankakee, IL 60901, United States (private address)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 83, MAPS 34, A169-A186 (1999)
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Geography:

Morocco
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (30° 4'N, 6° 54'W)
     Recommended::   (30° 4'N, 6° 54'W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 16 approved meteorites from Guelmim-Es-Semara, Morocco (plus 2 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 1370 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 16 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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