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Ksar el Hajoui
Basic information Name: Ksar el Hajoui
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2010
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 3.1 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 100  (2012)  L6
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 10989 approved meteorites (plus 6 unapproved names) classified as L6.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 7 Jul 2011
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Writeup from MB 100:

Ksar el Hajoui        31°59’35.4’’N, 2°59’36.5’’W

Eastern, Morocco

Found: May 2010

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L6)

History: In May 2010, two pieces of a large oriented stone were found 2.3 km away from the little village of Ksar el Hajoui (also known by Zaouia el Hajoui) by Mr. Abderrahmane, an inhabitant of Bouanane, Morocco. The finder was later contacted by a local meteorite retailer from Erfoud, who contacted P. Thomas, who traveled to Ksar el Hajoui to buy the stone directly from the finder.

Physical characteristics: Two fragments of a single broken conical stone (25 × 13 × 8 cm). Total weight is 3.1 kg. The stone is covered by fusion crust, oriented, and displays abundant regmaglypts and flow lines.

Petrography: The texture is chondritic. Plagioclase grains >50 μm are abundant.

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa23.7±0.3, n=4) and low-Ca pyroxene (Fs20.1±0.1Wo1.3, n=4) are equilibrated.

Classification: L6 ordinary chondrite. Weathering grade W1.

Specimens: 21.1 g and a polished section are on deposit at CEREGE. P. Thomas holds the main mass.

Data from:
  MB100
  Table 1
  Line 540:
State/Prov/County:Eastern
Origin or pseudonym:Zaouia el Hajoui
Date:May 2010
Latitude:31°59'35.4''N
Longitude:2°59'36.5''W
Mass (g):3100
Pieces:2
Class:L6
Weathering grade:W1
Fayalite (mol%):23.7±0.3
Ferrosilite (mol%):20.1±0.1
Wollastonite (mol%):1.3
Magnetic suscept.:4.66
Classifier:J. Gattacceca
Type spec mass (g):21.12
Type spec location:CEREGE
Main mass:P. Thomas
Finder:M. Abderrahmane
Comments:Submitted by J. Gattacceca
Institutions
   and collections
CEREGE: CEREGE BP 80 Avenue Philibert, Technopole de l'Arbois 13545 Aix-en-Provence Cedex 4 France, France (institutional address; updated 29 Oct 2018)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 100, MAPS 49, E1-E101 (2014)
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Geography:

Morocco
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (31° 59' 35"N, 2° 59' 36"W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 10 approved meteorites from Oriental, Morocco
     This is 1 of 1402 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 16 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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