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Errachidia 007
Basic information Name: Errachidia 007
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2009
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 4.2 kg
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  L5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 8298 approved meteorites (plus 4 unapproved names) classified as L5.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 23 Apr 2022
Writeuphelp
Writeup from MB 111:

Errachidia 007        31°52.9748’N, 4°59.0661’W

Centre-South, Morocco

Find: 2009

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L5)

History: Many stones were found and collected in the desert region close to the Tizert copper deposit in 2009 by a desert nomad. Subsequently, this material was purchased in 2020 by Mustapha Oulkouch.

Physical characteristics: Many fragments and individual stones with slightly weathered fusion crust.

Petrography: (D. Sheikh, Cascadia) Sample is composed of chondrules (~0.6 mm) set within a fine-grained matrix containing Fe-Ni metal, troilite, chlorapatite, and secondary recrystallized feldspar (~15 μm).

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa25.0±0.3, range Fa24.3-25.6, n=22), Low-Ca Pyroxene (Fs21.0±0.5Wo0.7±0.3, range Fs20.4-22.3Wo0.3-1.4, n=23).

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L5).

Specimens: 60.4 g at Cascadia, main mass with Mustapha Oulkouch.

Data from:
  MB111
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Centre-South
Date:2009
Latitude:31°52.9748'N
Longitude:4°59.0661'W
Mass (g):4200
Pieces:hundreds
Class:L5
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W3
Fayalite (mol%):25.0±0.3 (n=22)
Ferrosilite (mol%):21.0±0.5 (n=23)
Wollastonite (mol%):0.7±0.3
Classifier:D. Sheikh, Cascadia
Type spec mass (g):60.4
Type spec location:Cascadia
Main mass:Mustapha Oulkouch
Comments:CML 1524; submitted by Daniel Sheikh
Institutions
   and collections
Cascadia: Cascadia Meteorite Laboratory, Portland State University, Department of Geology, Room 17 Cramer Hall, 1721 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97201, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 28 Oct 2011)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 111, in preparation (2022)
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Geography:

Morocco
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (31° 52' 58"N, 4° 59' 4"W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 21 approved meteorites from Centre-South, Morocco (plus 1 impact crater)
     This is 1 of 1871 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 24 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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