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Aydar 002
Basic information Name: Aydar 002
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2016
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 67 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  Eucrite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 419 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as Eucrite.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Eucrites, and HED achondrites
Comments: Approved 12 Apr 2019
Writeuphelp
Writeup from MB 108:

Aydar 002        27°45’09.6"N, 10°30’48.0"W

South, Morocco

Find: 2014

Classification: HED achondrite (Eucrite)

History: A single stone of 70 g, possibly paired with others found within 20 km. Found in 2014 in the valley of Afra by Elhossin Elguirah and bought from Mohamed Elguirah in Tan Tan in January 2016.

Physical characteristics: Crusted stone. Interior is light gray.

Petrography: Brecciated igneous rock with variolitic texture. Main minerals are plagioclase and orthopyroxene. Acessory troilite, metal, chromite.

Geochemistry: Orthopyroxene Fs61.1±1.0Wo2.6±1.0, FeO/MnO=32.2±1.0 (n=3). Augite exsolution Fs27.0Wo43.4 (n=2). Plagioclase An87.6Ab12.0Or0.4 (n=3).

Classification: Eucrite, brecciated.

Specimens: Type specimen at CEREGE. Main mass with Jean Redelpserger.

Data from:
  MB108
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:South
Place of purchase:TanTan
Date:2014
Latitude:27°45'09.6"N
Longitude:10°30'48.0"W
Mass (g):67
Pieces:1
Class:Eucrite
Weathering grade:minimal
Ferrosilite (mol%):61.1±1.0 (n=3)
Wollastonite (mol%):2.6±1.0
Magnetic suscept.:2.63
Classifier:J. Gattacceca, L.K. Ruggiu, CEREGE
Type spec mass (g):23
Type spec location:CEREGE
Main mass:Jean Redelsperger
Finder:Elhossin Elguirah, Mohamed Maskour, Abba ali Moulod
Comments:work name JR042; submitted by Jérôme 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)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 108, in preparation (2019)
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Geography:

Morocco
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (27° 45' 10"N, 10° 30' 48"W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 5 approved meteorites from South, Morocco
     This is 1 of 1370 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 16 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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