header
  MetSoc Home            Publications            Contacts  
Search the Meteoritical Bulletin Database
Last update: 7 Jul 2020
Search for: Search type: Search limits: Display: Publication:
Names
Text help
Places
Classes
Years
Contains
Starts with
Exact
Sounds like
NonAntarctic
Falls  Non-NWAs
What's new
  in the last:
Include past classifications in search
Limit to approved meteorite names
Search text:  
Sueilila 003
Basic information Name: Sueilila 003
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2016
Country: Western Sahara
Mass:help 500 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 106  (2018)  CV3
Recommended:  CV3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 536 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as CV3.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (type 3), CV chondrites, and CV-CK clan chondrites
Comments: Approved 26 Feb 2017
Writeuphelp
Writeup from MB 106:

Sueilila 003        24°34’54.00’’N, 14°08’58.72’’W

Rio de Oro, Western Sahara

Purchased: 2016 Aug

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CV3)

History: The two stones were found by Mbark Ben Amar and Amar Azerwal. They were bought by Jean Redelsperger from Mohamed Elguirah in Tan Tan in August 2016. These two stones are likely part of ~3.7 kg of carbonaceous chondrite that were found in the area.

Physical characteristics: Two black stones without fusion crust. Cut surface reveals large chondrules and small CAIs set in an abundant dark matrix.

Petrography: Chondrules (average apparent diameter 740±380 μm, N=34)and irregular CAIs (to 6 mm) set in an abundant fine-grained iron-rich matrix. Opaque phases are mostly sulfides and rare metal and magnetite.

Geochemistry: Olivine Fa range 0.3-39.8, average Fa10.1±12.9, PMD 97%, (N=7). Orthopyroxene Fs2.8±1.6Wo1.5±0.5 (N=2). Magnetic susceptibility log χ (× 10-9 m3/kg) = 4.29.

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CV3, oxidized subgroup). Weathering is low.

Specimens: 20 g at CEREGE. Main mass with Jean Redelsperger.

Data from:
  MB106
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Rio de Oro
Place of purchase:Tan Tan
Date:P 2016 Aug
Latitude:24°34'54.00''N
Longitude:14°08'58.72''W
Mass (g):500
Pieces:2
Class:CV3
Weathering grade:low
Fayalite (mol%):10.1±12.9 (N=7)
Ferrosilite (mol%):2.8±1.6 (N=2)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.5±0.5
Magnetic suscept.:4.29
Classifier:J. Gattacceca, CEREGE
Type spec mass (g):20
Type spec location:CEREGE
Main mass:Jean Redelsperger
Finder:Mbark Ben Amar and Amar Azerwal
Comments:work name JR045; submitted by Jérôme Gattacceca
Institutions
   and collections
CEREGE: CEREGE BP 80 Avenue Philibert, Technopole de l'Arbois 13545 Aix-en-Provence Cedex 4 France, France (institutional address; updated 29 Oct 2018)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Gattacceca J., Bouvier A., Grossman J., Metzler K., and Uehara M. (2019) Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 106. Meteorit. Planet. Sci. 54 in press.
Find references in NASA ADS:
Find references in Google Scholar:
Geography:

Western Sahara
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (24° 34' 54"N, 14° 8' 59"W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 37 approved meteorites from Rio de Oro, Western Sahara
     This is 1 of 218 approved meteorites from Western Sahara (plus 19 unapproved names)
Proximity search:
Find nearby meteorites: enter search radius (km):

Direct link to this page