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Aydar 007
Basic information Name: Aydar 007
     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 270 g
Recommended:  CK4-6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 2 approved meteorites classified as CK4-6.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (equilibrated), CK chondrites, CK chondrites (type 4-6), and CV-CK clan chondrites
Comments: Approved 17 Jul 2021
Writeup from MB 110:

Aydar 007        27°46’39.7’’N, 10°00’53.8’’W

South, Morocco

Purchased: 2021 Apr

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CK4-6)

History: Found in September 2020 by meteorite hunters. Purchased in 2021 from a mineral dealer in Morocco.

Petrography: (K. Metzler, IfP) Genomict carbonaceous chondrite breccia, consisting of type 6 clasts embedded in type 4 material. The latter consists of chondrules, chondrule fragments, and CAIs, set in a recrystallized dark matrix. Type 6 clasts with strong recrystallization textures and barely visible chondrule relicts. Accessories in both lithologies are magnetite, troilite, and pentlandite.

Geochemistry: Mineral compositions and geochemistry: Type 4 material: Mean composition of olivine Fa30.9±0.8 (Fa29.5-31.9) with a mean Ni concentration 0.36 wt% (n=10). Mean composition of low-Ca pyroxene Fs17.5±6.3Wo0.9±0.2 (Fs4.2-26.5Wo0.7-1.3); n=10. Type 6 clasts: Mean composition of olivine: Fa32.2±0.2 (Fa32.1-32.7) with a mean Ni concentration of 0.48 wt% (n=11). Mean composition of low-Ca pyroxene: Fs27.9±0.6Wo1.7±0.6 (Fs27.2-28.7Wo0.8-2.4); n=6. Magnetite is the most abundant opaque phase in both lithologies and shows significant concentrations of elements other than Fe (wt%): MgO=0.2; Al2O3=2.1; Cr2O3=4.5; NiO=0.2 (mean values; n=6).

Classification: CK chondrite based on mineral chemistry. The petrologic type 4 of the host material is based on the nearly equilibrated state of olivine (PMD Fa=3) and unequilibrated state of pyroxene (PMD Fs=36). Type 6 clasts show equilibrated olivine and pyroxene and secondary plagioclase grains >50 µm.

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Place of purchase:Morocco
Date:P 2021 Apr
Mass (g):270
Shock stage:C-S3
Weathering grade:Low
Fayalite (mol%):30.9±0.8; 32.2±0.2
Ferrosilite (mol%):17.5±6.3; 27.9±0.6
Wollastonite (mol%):0.9±0.2; 1.7±0.6
Classifier:K. Metzler, IfP
Type spec mass (g):20
Type spec location:IfP
Main mass:Meteorite Museum & Shop, Stephan Decker, Oberwesel, Germany
Comments:Submitted by K. Metzler, IfP
   and collections
IfP: Institut für Planetologie, Wilhelm-Klemm-Str. 10, 48149 Münster, Germany (institutional address; updated 23 Jan 2012)
References: Published in Gattacceca J., McCubbin F.M., Grossman J., Bouvier A., Chabot N.L., D'Orazio M., Goodrich C., Greshake A., Gross J., Komatsu M., Miao B., and Schrader D. (2022) The Meteoritical Bulletin, No. 110. Meteorit. Planet. Sci. 1-4
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     This is 1 of 33 approved meteorites from South, Morocco
     This is 1 of 1932 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 27 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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