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Tiffa 008
Basic information Name: Tiffa 008
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2001
Country: Niger
Mass:help 1149 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 89  (2005)  CO3
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  CO3
Recommended:  CO3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 551 approved meteorites classified as CO3.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (type 3), CM-CO clan chondrites, and CO chondrites
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Writeup from MB 89:

Tiffa 008

Niger

Found 2001, October

Carbonaceous chondrite (CO3)

A single brown stone of 1149 g was found by G. Moreau in the Ténéré desert. The fusion crust is well preserved and covers 90% of the external surface of the stone. Mineralogy and classification (E. Dransart, EMTT): chondrule mean size 0,185 mm; many refractory inclusions; mean olivine composition Fa26.7 (range Fa0.18-37.9); low-Ca-pyroxene mean composition Fs8.2 (range Fs3.4-45.1). Shock stage S2; weathering grade W1. Specimens: type specimen, 22.2 g, MNHNP; main mass Z. Gabelica.

Data from:
  MB89
  Table 1
  Line 76:
Date:Oct 2001
Latitude:20°21.500'N
Longitude:11°51.000'E
Mass (g):1149
Pieces:1
Class:CO3
Classifier:E. Dransart, EMTT
Type spec mass (g):22.2
Type spec location:MNHNP
Main mass:Z. Gabelica
Finder:G. Moreau
Comments:See separate entry
Institutions
   and collections
MNHNP: Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, IMPMC-CP52, 57 rue Cuvier, 75005 Paris, France, France; Website (institutional address)
EMTT: Etudes Métallurgiques et de Traitement Thermique, Parc du Chater-Bât. B, 1, avenue du Chater, 69340 Francheville, France (institutional address)
Gabelica: Z. Gabelica, University de Haute Alsace, 3 Rue A. Werner, F-68093 Mulhouse, Cedex, France (private address)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 89, MAPS 40, A201-A263 (2005)
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Geography:

Niger
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (20° 21' 30"N, 11° 51' 0"E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 47 approved meteorites from Agadez, Niger
     This is 1 of 66 approved meteorites from Niger (plus 4 unapproved names)
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