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Sahara 98112
Basic information Name: Sahara 98112
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1998
Country: Sahara
Mass:help 2 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  CH3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 26 approved meteorites classified as CH3.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (type 3), CH chondrites, CH-CB family, and Metal-rich meteorites
Comments: Approved 27 Mar 2019
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Writeup from MB 108:

Sahara 98112

Sahara

Find: 1998

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CH3)

History: A single piece with a mass of 2.0 g was found in 1998 during the Labenne meteorite search in the Sahara.

Physical characteristics: The sample is a small, heavily weathered individual partly covered with fusion crust.

Petrography: (A. Bischoff, IfP) The meteorite shows a chondritic texture of small chondrules, abundant mineral and chondrule fragments, metals, sulfides, very rare small Ca,Al-rich inclusions, and small phyllosilicate-rich fragments embedded into a fine-grained matrix rich in terrestrial Fe-rich weathering products. The rock is a breccia. Chondrules are dominantly cryptocrystalline and typically <0.1 mm in diameter. Relicts of sulfides and FeNi metals are present in matrix and chondrule and fragments. Olivine shows undulatory extinction. Most metal is altered to Fe-hydroxides.

Geochemistry: (K. Klemm and A. Bischoff, IfP). Olivine Fa1-41 (mean Fa16.1±11.4, n=23); low-Ca pyroxene Fs0.5-21Wo0-6 (mean Fs6.2±5.3Wo2.3±1.7, n=26).

Classification: CH3. S2, strong weathering.

Data from:
  MB108
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Origin or pseudonym:Desert
Date:1998
Mass (g):2.0
Pieces:1
Class:CH3
Shock stage:low
Weathering grade:moderate
Fayalite (mol%):16.1±11.4 (n=23)
Ferrosilite (mol%):6.2±5.3 (n=26)
Wollastonite (mol%):2.3±1.7 (n=26)
Classifier:K. Klemm, A. Bischoff, IfP
Type spec mass (g):0.2
Type spec location:IfP
Main mass:Labenne
Comments:Br; submitted by Klemm K.
Institutions
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IfP: Institut für Planetologie, Wilhelm-Klemm-Str. 10, 48149 Münster, Germany (institutional address; updated 23 Jan 2012)
Labenne: 23, rue de Esperance, 75013 Paris, France; Website (private address; updated 29 Aug 2012)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 108, in preparation (2019)
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 94 approved meteorites from Sahara

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