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Al Haggounia 008
Basic information Name: Al Haggounia 008
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2013
Country: Western Sahara
Mass:help 6.27 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 106  (2018)  H5
Recommended:  H5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 9646 approved meteorites (plus 16 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 17 Feb 2017
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Writeup from MB 106:

Al Haggounia 008        27°22.110’N, 12°6.400’W

Laayoune/Assaquia Al Hamra, Western Sahara-Morocco

Find: 20 Dec 2013

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H5)

History: Found during a meteorite searching in Chwichiya area around 120 NE of Laayoune by a group of 4 Moroccan hunters on Dec. 20, 2013. 1240 g found by El Hocine Bini and Ali Boumerzaf (Tata), 5030 g found by Moha Bohayate and Bouhat (Tata).

Physical characteristics: Many small and deeply weathered pieces without fusion crust, the biggest piece 2200 g.

Geochemistry: Fa20.3±1.7 N=6, Fs18.7±1.0 N=4

Classification: H5

Specimens: one piece 22.9 g and one thick section at FSAC

Data from:
  MB106
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Laayoune/Assaquia Al Hamra
Origin or pseudonym:Chwichiya
Place of purchase:Tan Tan
Date:20 Dec 2013
Latitude:27°22.110'N
Longitude:12°6.400'W
Mass (g):6270
Pieces:31
Class:H5
Shock stage:S3
Weathering grade:W4
Fayalite (mol%):20.3±1.7
Ferrosilite (mol%):18.7±1
Magnetic suscept.:4.3
Classifier:H. Chennaoui Aoudjehane, FSAC
Type spec mass (g):22.9
Type spec location:FSAC
Main mass:Jean Redelsperger
Comments:Submitted by H. Chennaoui Aoudjehane (FSAC)
Institutions
   and collections
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 Gattacceca J., Bouvier A., Grossman J., Metzler K., and Uehara M. (2019) Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 106. Meteorit. Planet. Sci. 54 in press.
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Geography:

Western Sahara
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (27° 22' 7"N, 12° 6' 24"W)

Statistics:
     This is the only approved meteorite from Laayoune/Assaquia Al Hamra, Western Sahara
     This is 1 of 206 approved meteorites from Western Sahara (plus 20 unapproved names)
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