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Jdiriya
Basic information Name: Jdiriya
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1999
Country: Western Sahara
Mass:help 343 g
Classification
  history:
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L5
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 84  (2000)  L5
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L5
Recommended:  L5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 6498 approved meteorites (plus 4 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)
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Writeup from MB 84:

Jdiriya

Western Sahara

Found 1999 spring

Ordinary chondrite (L5)

Two stones totaling 343 g (the larger weighing 331 g) were found 5 km northwest of Jdiriya by two anonymous individuals while they were conducting a systematic search for meteorites.  Classification and mineralogy (P. Sipiera, Harper): olivine, Fa25.4; pyroxene, Fs21.0; weathering grade, W2. Specimens:  main mass with finders; type specimen, 21 g, Dupont.

Institutions
   and collections
DuPont: James M. DuPont Meteorite Collection, Deposited at FMNH in 2008., United States (private address; updated 1 Jun 2012)
Harper: Planetary Studies Foundation,10 Winterwood Lane, Unit B, Galena, Illinois 61036-9283, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 1 Dec 2011)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 84, MAPS 35, A199-A225 (2000)
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Geography:

Western Sahara
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (27° 14'N, 10° 27'W)
     Recommended::   (27° 14'N, 10° 27'W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 80 approved meteorites from Saguia el Hamra, Western Sahara (plus 1 unapproved name)
     This is 1 of 202 approved meteorites from Western Sahara (plus 20 unapproved names)
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