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Ikhrarene
Basic information Name: Ikhrarene
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1969
Country: Algeria
Mass:help 5.47 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 50  (1971)  L4-5
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L4
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L4
Recommended:  L4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 1619 approved meteorites (plus 4 unapproved names) classified as L4.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
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Writeup from MB 50:
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DISCOVERY OF THE IKHRARENE, ALGERIA, STONY METEORITE

Name: IKHRARENE

Synonyms: Ikharene, Gara Ikhrarene

Place of find: 2 km southwest of the eastern headland of the Gara Ikhrarene, on the Piste des Petroliers (Oilmen's Track) from Timimoun to In-Salah by Ikhrarene, 6 km northwest of the Compagnie des Petroles d'Algerie (C.P.A.) oil drilling station Ikhrarene Nr 1 (Ir 1) and 7 km northwest of the Ikhrarene rescue aerodrome, 153 km northeast (60°) of the city of Adrar (Touat Valley), Western Tademait Plateau, Algerian Sahara, Algeria.

28° 36'15"N, 1° 02'30"E.

Date of find: February 13, 1969

Class and type: Stony. Olivine-hypersthene chondrite, very rich in chondrules (L4).

Number of individual specimens: 1

Total weight: 5465 g

Circumstances of find: One complete stone, half buried in a Quaternary sandy gravel overlying the Cretaceous Plateau, was found by J. Ph. Lefranc, geologist with the Centre de Recherches sur les Zones Arides, C.N.R.S., Paris, collaborator with the Algerian Geological Survey. The stone is obviously old, rather oxidized, and beginning to disaggregate in small part.

Source: Paul Pellas, Laboratoire de Mineralogie, Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 50, Meteoritics 6, 111-124 (1971)
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Geography:

Algeria
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (28° 36' 15"N, 1° 2' 30"E)
     Recommended::   (28° 36' 15"N, 1° 2' 30"E)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 1 m apart

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 142 approved meteorites from Adrar, Algeria (plus 1 unapproved name)
     This is 1 of 980 approved meteorites from Algeria (plus 26 unapproved names) (plus 4 impact craters)
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Synonymshelp: Gara Ikhrarene (In NHM Cat)
Ikharene (In NHM Cat)

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