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Istifane 001
Basic information Name: Istifane 001
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2005
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 131.6 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 92  (2007)  H4
Recommended:  H4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 5779 approved meteorites (plus 2 unapproved names) classified as H4.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 24 Jul 2007
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Writeup from MB 92:

Istifane 001                               31°29.911'N, 5°43.045'W

Morocco

Find:24 July 2005

Ordinary chondrite (H4)

Physical characteristics: It consists of three separate pieces of 68.0, 51.8 and 11.8 g, with a total mass of 131.6 g. The three pieces fit together documenting that they are fragments of a single stone.

Petrography: (A. Ibhi and H. Nachit IZU, H. Chennaoui Aoujehane UHAC) It is severely weathered with a dark orange-brown color. Metallic Fe-Ni and/or troilite grains are frequently replaced by iron oxide. Plagioclase grains are up to 100 mm in size.

Mineral compositions: Olivine (Fa18.4-19.2), orthopyroxene (Fs16.2-17.5).

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H4); S3, W4.

Type specimens: Three polished thin sections and three fragments totalling 104 g are on deposit at IZU.

Data from:
  MB92
  Table 1
  Line 23:
State/Prov/County:Istifane region, south eastern Morocco
Date:17-Aug-2005
Latitude:31°29.911’N
Longitude:5°43.045’W
Mass (g):131.6
Pieces:3
Class:H4
Shock stage:S3
Weathering grade:W4
Fayalite (mol%):18.4-19.2
Ferrosilite (mol%):16.2-17.5
Type spec mass (g):104
Institutions
   and collections
IZU: Laboratory of Petrology, Mineralogy and Materials, Ibn Zohr University, Faculty of Sciences, Agadir, BP 8106, Morocco (institutional address; updated 12 Feb 2011)
UHAC: Universite Hassan II Casablanca, Faculte des Sciences Ain Chock, Departement de Géologie, BP 5366 Maârif, Casablanca, Morocco (institutional address; updated 9 Jan 2013)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 92, MAPS 42, 1647-1694 (2007)
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Geography:

Morocco
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (31° 29' 55"N, 5° 43' 3"W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 73 approved meteorites from Souss-Massa-Draâ, Morocco (plus 4 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 1405 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 16 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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