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Acfer 360
Basic information Name: Acfer 360
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2002
Country: Algeria
Mass:help 68 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 89  (2005)  Ureilite
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Ureilite
Recommended:  Ureilite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 462 approved meteorites classified as Ureilite.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Ureilites
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Writeup from MB 89:

Acfer 360

Algeria

Found 2002, November 17

Achondrite (ureilite)

A 68 g stone was found in the Acfer region, Algerian Sahara. Mineralogy and classification (E.-M. Chamorro, K. Pistre, P. Beck, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, ENSL, P. Grandjean, Université Claude Bernard, Lyon 1): typical ureilite texture, mm-sized crystals, triple juctions and curved intergranular boundaries are observed. The mineral composition is olivine (Fo83) 90 vol. %, pigeonite (En75Wo8) 8 vol.% and interstitial carbonaceous material 2 vol.%. Olivine often contains metal inclusions, and pigeonite sometimes includes rounded olivine grains. Metal-rich rims surround silicate grain boundaries. Flakes of dark carbonaceous material consist of diamonds in the form of small grains within graphite, as revealed by Raman spectroscopy. Weathering grade appears to be minor. Specimens: main mass, F. Beroud and C. Boucher; type specimen 14 g, ENSL.

Data from:
  MB89
  Table 1
  Line 3:
Date:15 Nov 2002
Latitude:27°29'N
Longitude:3°46' E
Mass (g):68
Pieces:1
Class:Ure
Classifier:E.-M. Chamorro, K. Pistre, P. Beck, ENSL, P. Grandjean, UCBL
Type spec mass (g):14
Main mass:F. Beroud (Lyon) and C. Boucher (Chatel-Guyon)
Institutions
   and collections
ENSL: Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, Laboratoire de Sciences de la Terre, 46 allée d'Italie 69364 Lyon Cedex, France (institutional address; updated 27 Feb 2011)
Beroud: F. Beroud, Chatel-Guyon, France; Website (private address)
Boucher: C. Boucher, Lyon, France (private address)
UCBL: Universite Claude Bernard, Lyon 1, France (institutional address)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 89, MAPS 40, A201-A263 (2005)
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Algeria
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (27° 29'N, 3° 46'E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 416 approved meteorites from Tamanghasset, Algeria (plus 2 unapproved names) (plus 2 impact craters)
     This is 1 of 770 approved meteorites from Algeria (plus 26 unapproved names) (plus 4 impact craters)
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