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Beni Semguine
Basic information Name: Beni Semguine
     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 18 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 83  (1999)  H5, Willaroy-like
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H5
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H5-an
Recommended:  H5-an    [explanation]

This is 1 of 2 approved meteorites classified as H5-an.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
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Writeup from MB 83:

Beni Semguine

Morocco

Found before 1998 August

Ordinary chondrite (H5, Willaroy-like)

A 150 g meteorite was brought to the attention of Bruno Fectay and Carine Bidaut by nomads seeking to sell the specimen.  Find circum­stances are not well known. Classification and mineralogy (P. Sipiera, Harper ): olivine, Fa14.2 ±0.4 (n = 13); pyroxene, Fs12.5 ±0.4 Wo1.4 ±0.1 (n = 7); mineral compositions similar to Willaroy. Specimens: type specimen, 1.8 g, DuPont; main mass, Fectay.

Institutions
   and collections
DuPont: James M. DuPont Meteorite Collection, Deposited at FMNH in 2008., United States (private address; updated 1 Jun 2012)
Fectay: Bruno Fectay and Carine Bidaut, La Memoire de la Terre SARL, 39800 Aumont, France; Website (private address)
Harper: Planetary Studies Foundation,10 Winterwood Lane, Unit B, Galena, Illinois 61036-9283, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 1 Dec 2011)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 83, MAPS 34, A169-A186 (1999)
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Geography:

Morocco
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (30° 10'N, 5° 40'W)
     Recommended::   (30° 10'N, 5° 40'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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