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Istifane 003
Basic information Name: Istifane 003
     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 18.5 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 92  (2007)  L5
Recommended:  L5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 6498 approved meteorites (plus 3 unapproved names) classified as L5.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L 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 003                                31°29.150'N, 5°43.027'W

Morocco

Find: 17 August 2005

Ordinary chondrite (L5)

Physical characteristics: It is 18.5 g stone, partly covered by dark-brown fusion crust.

Mineral compositions: (A. Ibhi and H. Nachit IZU, H. Chennaoui Aoujehane UHAC) Olivine (Fa24.9±0.7), orthopyroxene (Fs21.4±0.6), Feldspar (An11 Or6), high-Ca pyroxene (Fs10.6 Wo41).

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L5), W2.

Type specimens: Three thin sections and three fragments totaling 10.4 g are on deposit at IZU.

Data from:
  MB92
  Table 1
  Line 25:
State/Prov/County:Istifane region, south eastern Morocco
Date:17-Aug-2005
Latitude:31°29.150’N
Longitude:5°43.027’W
Mass (g):18.5
Pieces:1
Class:L5
Shock stage:S5
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):24.9
Ferrosilite (mol%):21.4
Type spec mass (g):18.5
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)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 92, MAPS 42, 1647-1694 (2007)
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Geography:

Morocco
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (31° 29' 9"N, 5° 43' 2"W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 73 approved meteorites from Souss-Massa-Draâ, Morocco (plus 4 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 1370 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 16 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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