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Mdaouer 003
Basic information Name: Mdaouer 003
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2021
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 158.6 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  L3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 795 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as L3.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
Comments: Approved 8 May 2022
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Writeup from MB 111:

Mdaouer 003        29°56’46"N, 6°58’19"W

South, Morocco

Find: 2021

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L3)

Petrography: (J. Gattacceca, CEREGE) Unequilibrated chondrite with packed chondrules. Opaque minerals (metal and troilite) are essentially replaced by terrestrial weathering products.

Geochemistry: Olivine Fa23.7±10.3, range Fa7.9-38.5, Fa PMD 38%, Cr2O3 0.029±0.055 wt% (n=9). Low-Ca pyroxene Fs15.4±6.6Wo2.3±2.1, range Fs10.3-29.0 (n=7).

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L3). L group based on average Fa content of olivine and magnetic susceptibility.

Specimens: Type specimen at CEREGE. Main mass with Jérémy Bassemon.

Data from:
  MB111
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:South
Date:2021
Latitude:29°56'46"N
Longitude:6°58'19"W
Mass (g):158.6
Pieces:1
Class:L3
Weathering grade:W5
Fayalite (mol%):23.7±10.3 (n=9)
Ferrosilite (mol%):15.4±6.6 (n=7)
Wollastonite (mol%):2.3±2.1
Magnetic suscept.:4.43
Classifier:J. Gattacceca, CEREGE
Type spec mass (g):27.4
Type spec location:CEREGE
Main mass:Jérémy Bassemon
Finder:anonymous
Comments:work name JB41; submitted by Jérôme Gattacceca
Institutions
   and collections
CEREGE: CEREGE BP 80 Avenue Philibert, Technopole de l'Arbois 13545 Aix-en-Provence Cedex 4 France, France (institutional address; updated 29 Oct 2018)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 111, in preparation (2022)
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Geography:

Morocco
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (29° 56' 46"N, 6° 58' 19"W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 32 approved meteorites from South, Morocco
     This is 1 of 1904 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 27 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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