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Mrirt
Basic information Name: Mrirt
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1937
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 79.9 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 40  (1967)  Iron
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  Iron
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Iron
Recommended:  Iron    [explanation]

This is 1 of 99 approved meteorites (plus 3 unapproved names) classified as Iron.   [show all]
Search for other: Iron meteorites, Metal-rich meteorites
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Writeup from MB 40:
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MRIRT, in the neighbourhood of Mrirt 25 km north-east of Khenifra, Morocco, North Africa; φ = 33°8'N, λ = 5°34'W.

FOUND, 1937 or 1938.

IRON.

1 specimen, weight 79.9 kg, 47 X 13 cm.

Entire mass in the Museum of the Geological Survey of Morocco.

Source: report of Dr. M. H. Hey (London, England) in a letter 111.7 1967, and an article: C. Gaudefroy and J. Lucas, Notes Serv. Geol., Maroc., tome 12, p. 162, 1955.

Buchwald The following entries were found for Mrirt 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. 40, Moscow (1967) reprinted Met. 5, 85-109 (1970)
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Geography:

Morocco
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (33° 8'N, 5° 34'W)
     Recommended::   (33° 8'N, 5° 34'W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 62 approved meteorites from Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco
     This is 1 of 1370 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 16 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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