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Akhricha
Basic information Name: Akhricha
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1968
Country: Algeria
Mass:help 1760 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 50  (1971)  H
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H
Recommended:  H    [explanation]

This is 1 of 104 approved meteorites (plus 2 unapproved names) classified as H.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, Ordinary chondrites
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Writeup from MB 50:
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DISCOVERY OF THE AKHRICHA, ALGERIA, STONY METEORITE

Name: AKHRICHA

Synonyms: Daiet el Akhricha, Akhicha

Place of find: About 15 km south-southwest of the center of Daiet el Akhricha (temporary lake of the plant akhricha), 145 km east-northeast (242°) from the city of Adrar (Touat Valley), Western Tademait Plateau, Algerian Sahara, Algeria.

28° 27'45"N, 1° 01'30"E.

Date of find: March 20, 1968

Class and type: Stony. Olivine-bronzite chondrite.

Number of individual specimens: 1

Total weight: 1760 g

Circumstances of find: One almost complete stone, with a small fragment from it 0.5 m away, was found on Quaternary gravel overlying the Cretaceous Plateau. The stone is rather oxidized and weathered, and is evidently old. It 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.

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° 27' 45"N, 1° 1' 30"E)
     Recommended::   (28° 27' 45"N, 1° 1' 30"E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 142 approved meteorites from Adrar, Algeria (plus 1 unapproved name)
     This is 1 of 979 approved meteorites from Algeria (plus 26 unapproved names) (plus 4 impact craters)
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Synonymshelp: Akhicha (In NHM Cat)
Daiet el Akhricha (In NHM Cat)

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