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Sahara 00350
Basic information Name: Sahara 00350
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2000
Country: (Sahara)
Mass:help 14.2 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 104  (2015)  L6
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 11509 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 24 May 2015
Writeup from MB 104:

Sahara 00350


Find: 2000

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L6)

History: This 14.2 gram piece from Scott Brey is the only material of Sahara 00350 that of which Brey or Labenne are aware. The estimated size of the main mass of the ordinary chondrite could be 200 g based on this slice, but the main mass is unknown and may have been much smaller.

Physical characteristics: Description based on 14.2 g complete slice. Sawn surface shows network of dark shock veins. Few chondrules visible, metal grains up to 2 mm.

Petrography: (L. Garvie, C. Fudge and T. Sharp, ASU) Matrix largely recrystallized, with a few recognizable porphyritic and barred olivine chondrules. Plagioclase abundant up to 200 ?m. Sparse distribution of metal and troilite. Olivines show mosaicism and planar deformation features consistent with shock stage S5. Shock melt vein approaches 3.0 mm, and contains abundant blue ringwoodite and green wadsleyite confirmed with Raman spectroscopy indicative of S6 shock.

Geochemistry: (C. Fudge, ASU) EPMA: Fa24.8±0.1 FeO/MnO: 46.7±1.9 n=10; low-Ca pyroxene Fs20.9±0.1Wo1.6±0.2 FeO/MnO: 29.3±1.6 n=10; high-Ca pyroxene Fs8.4±0.2Wo44.3±0.6 FeO/MnO: 20.5±1.2 n=3

Classification: Ordinary chondrite L6, S6, W2

Specimens: 14.2 g and one thin section at ASU. Reportedly collected in the same location as Sahara 98222 and Sahara 00293.

Data from:
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Mass (g):14.2
Shock stage:S6
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):24.8 ± 0.1
Ferrosilite (mol%):20.9 ± 0.1
Wollastonite (mol%):1.6 ± 0.2
Classifier:Crystylynda Fudge
Type spec mass (g):14.2
Type spec location:ASU
Main mass:ASU
Comments:Submitted by Crystylynda Fudge
   and collections
ASU: Center for Meteorite Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona 85287-1404, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 14 Jan 2012)
Labenne: 23, rue de Esperance, 75013 Paris, France; Website (private address; updated 29 Aug 2012)
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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     This is 1 of 1036 approved meteorites from (Sahara) (plus 1 unapproved name)

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