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Bou Kra 007
Basic information Name: Bou Kra 007
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2012
Country: Western Sahara
Mass:help 105.2 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 104  (2015)  H5
Recommended:  H5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 9575 approved meteorites (plus 11 unapproved names) classified as H5.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 9 Nov 2015
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Writeup from MB 104:

Bou Kra 007        26°46.487’N, 12°44.055’W

Saguia el Hamra, Western Sahara

Find: 2012 Feb 24

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H5)

History: Discovered by S. Buhl and A. Koppelt during a natural history expedition at Grart Nwimissiat, Saquia al Hamra on 2012 Feb 24.

Physical characteristics: One brown stone of 105.2 g; saw-cut shows chondrules set in fine-grained brown groundmass. Magnetic susceptibility log χ (× 10-9 m3/kg) = 4.64.

Petrography: Microprobe examination of a polished thin section shows well-defined chondrules (porphyritic, barred, radial, complex) up to 2 mm (av. 0.7 mm), chondrule and mineral fragments in recrystallized, brecciated groundmass with highly oxidized metal.

Geochemistry: (R. Bartoschewitz, P. Appel and B. Mader, Kiel) Olivine: Fa18.3-19.5; av. Fa19.0±0.32 (n=16); pyroxene Fs16.8-16.9Wo1.1-1.2; av. Fs16.8±0.03Wo1.1±0.03 (n=3).

Classification: Ordinary Chondrite (H5) of shock stage S3 and weathering grade W4.

Specimens: 20.6 g on deposit at FSAC

Data from:
  MB104
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Saguia el Hamra
Origin or pseudonym:Grart Nwimissiat, Sakia al Hamra
Date:2012 Feb 24
Latitude:26°46.487'N
Longitude:12°44.055'W
Mass (g):105.2
Pieces:1
Class:H5
Shock stage:S3
Weathering grade:W4
Fayalite (mol%):19.0±0.32 (n=16)
Ferrosilite (mol%):16.8±0.03 (n=3)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.1±0.03
Magnetic suscept.:4.64
Classifier:R. Bartoschewitz; H. Chennaoui Aoudjehane, FSAC
Type spec mass (g):20.6
Type spec location:FSAC
Main mass:S. Buhl
Finder:S. Buhl, A. Koppelt
Comments:Working name SB H5.; submitted by H. Chennaoui Aoudjehane
Institutions
   and collections
Kiel: Geologisches und Mineralogisches Museum, Institut für Geowissenschaften, Christian-Albrechts-Universität Kiel, Ludewig-Mayn-Str. 10, D-24118 Kiel, Germany, Germany (institutional address; updated 13 Sep 2013)
FSAC: Universite Hassan II Casablanca, Faculte des Sciences Ain Chock, Departement de Géologie, BP 5366 Maârif, Casablanca, Morocco (institutional address; updated 9 Jan 2013)
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° 46' 29"N, 12° 44' 3"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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