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Rabt Sbayta 001
Basic information Name: Rabt Sbayta 001
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2015
Country: Western Sahara
Mass:help 58.9 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 104  (2015)  L3
Recommended:  L3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 666 approved meteorites classified as L3.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
Comments: Approved 22 Oct 2015
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Writeup from MB 104:

Rabt Sbayta 001        24°6.833’N, 14°56.257’W

Western Sahara

Find: 10 Jan 2015

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L3)

Classification: The sample consists of abundant well-defined chondrule and chondrule fragments and a low abundance of matrix. Some of the chondrules still have mesostasis glass, indicating type 3. Based on the low matrix abundance, the chondrule size, and the olivine compositional distribution with a peak in the around Fa24, the rock is classified as an L3 ordinary chondrite. The olivines show undulatory extinction, but no planar fractures indicating an S2 shock degree classification. The sample is heavily weathered.

Data from:
  MB104
  Table 0
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Origin or pseudonym:Desert
Date:10 Jan 2015
Latitude:24°6.833'N
Longitude:14°56.257'W
Mass (g):58.9
Pieces:1
Class:L3
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W4
Fayalite (mol%):20.4±6.4 (7.5-30; n=21)
Ferrosilite (mol%):11.0±8.0 (1.5-31; n=14)
Wollastonite (mol%):0.9±0.6 (0.4-2.3; n=14)
Classifier:Bischoff A. and Ebert S., IfP
Type spec mass (g):11.9
Type spec location:IfP
Main mass:Finder
Finder:Sergey Vasiliev
Comments:Submitted by Ebert S.
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IfP: Institut für Planetologie, Wilhelm-Klemm-Str. 10, 48149 Münster, Germany (institutional address; updated 23 Jan 2012)
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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::   (24° 6' 50"N, 14° 56' 15"W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 203 approved meteorites from Western Sahara (plus 20 unapproved names)
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