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Istifane 004
Basic information Name: Istifane 004
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2006
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 10.8 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 92  (2007)  H5
Recommended:  H5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 9639 approved meteorites (plus 16 unapproved names) classified as H5.   [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 004                                31°30.165'N, 5°42.916'W

Morocco

Find: 19 May 2006

Ordinary chondrite (H5)

History:  A. Ibhi and M. El Mansouri found this meteorite while prospecting with a metal detector.

Physical characteristics: It is a 10.8 g stone.

Petrography: (A. Ibhi and H. Nachit IZU, H. Chennaoui Aoujehane UHAC) The meteorite is dominated by olivine and low-Ca pyroxene. Plagioclase, troilite, and metallic Fe-Ni are also noted as major and minor minerals.

Mineral compositions: Olivine (Fa19.1±0.5), low-Ca pyroxene (Fs15.4±0.9), feldspar (An2.5±0.3).

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H5); S2, W2.

Type specimens: One thin section and the main mass are on deposit at IZU.

Data from:
  MB92
  Table 1
  Line 26:
State/Prov/County:Istifane region, south eastern Morocco
Date:19-May-2006
Latitude:31°30.165’N
Longitude:5°42.916’W
Mass (g):10.8
Pieces:1
Class:H5
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):19.1
Ferrosilite (mol%):15.4
Type spec mass (g):10.8
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° 30' 10"N, 5° 42' 55"W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 73 approved meteorites from Souss-Massa-Draâ, Morocco (plus 4 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 1390 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 16 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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