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Bou Kra 006
Basic information Name: Bou Kra 006
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2014
Country: Western Sahara
Mass:help 59.5 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 104  (2015)  L6
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 10922 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 3 Feb 2015
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Writeup from MB 104:

Bou Kra 006        26°51’50.2’’N, 12° 36’14.5’’W

Saguia el Hamra, Western Sahara

Found: 2014 Nov 12

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L6)

History: Lead by the local guide Mohamed Zeroual, meteorite collectors Joachim Lemm, Rob Lenssen, Gert Jan Netjes, Hanno Strufe and Kally Wombacher conducted a systematic search for meteorites in Western Sahara. On November 12, 2014, Hanno Strufe found the meteorite on a small plateau adjacent to the Wadi Qued Saquia. It was found on a fine-grained limestone and chert desert pavement.

Physical characteristics: The angular, flight marked individual has a trapezoidal base and is partly covered by fusion crust.

Data from:
  MB104
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Saguia el Hamra
Date:2014 Nov 12
Latitude:26°51'50.2''N
Longitude:12° 36'14.5''W
Mass (g):59.5
Pieces:1
Class:L6
Shock stage:S4
Weathering grade:W3
Fayalite (mol%):24.1
Ferrosilite (mol%):20.5
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB
Type spec mass (g):12.9
Type spec location:MNB
Main mass:Hanno Strufe
Finder:Hanno Strufe
Comments:plagioclase grain size about 70 µm; submitted by Ansgar Greshake
Institutions
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MNB: Museum für Naturkunde, Invalidenstrasse 43, D-10115 Berlin, Germany (institutional address)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 104, MAPS 52, 2284, Octover 2017, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/maps.12930/full
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Geography:

Western Sahara
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (26° 51' 50"N, 12° 36' 15"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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