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Talsint
Basic information Name: Talsint
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2017
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 310 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 106  (2018)  Mesosiderite
Recommended:  Mesosiderite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 194 approved meteorites classified as Mesosiderite.   [show all]
Search for other: Mesosiderites, Metal-rich meteorites
Comments: Approved 13 Oct 2017
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Writeup from MB 106:

Talsint        32.5940°N, 3.4475°W

Eastern, Morocco

Find: 2017 March

Classification: Mesosiderite

History: The meteorite was found by Nourddine Azelmat.

Petrography: (K. Metzler, IfP) Achondritic breccia, consisting of monomineralic (low-Ca pyroxene) and polymineralic (low-Ca pyroxene + plagioclase) clasts up to 5 mm, set in a finer grained recrystallized matrix. Metal (mostly kamacite, some taenite and tetrataenite) is evenly dispersed between the clasts with modal amounts of about 10-15 vol%.

Geochemistry: Mineral compositions and geochemistry: Mean low-Ca pyroxene composition Fs24.8±0.8Wo2.5±0.5 (Fs23.4-25.7Wo1.6-3.5); Fe/Mn 28±3; n=13. Plagioclase composition An92.4±2.2 (An90.0-95.2); n=8. Accessories are merrillite, troilite, and schreibersite.

Classification: Mesosiderite, based on texture, mineral paragenesis and mineral chemistry.

Data from:
  MB106
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Eastern
Date:2017 March
Latitude:32.5940°N
Longitude:3.4475°W
Mass (g):310
Pieces:40
Class:Mesosiderite
Shock stage:low
Weathering grade:moderate
Ferrosilite (mol%):24.8
Wollastonite (mol%):2.5
Classifier:K. Metzler, IfP
Type spec mass (g):20
Type spec location:IfP
Main mass:Nourddine Azelmat, Morocco
Comments:Submitted by K. Metzler, IfP
Institutions
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IfP: Institut für Planetologie, Wilhelm-Klemm-Str. 10, 48149 Münster, Germany (institutional address; updated 23 Jan 2012)
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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.
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Geography:

Morocco
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (32° 35' 38"N, 3° 26' 51"W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 4 approved meteorites from Eastern, Morocco
     This is 1 of 1481 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 22 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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Synonymshelp: Talsint 001 (First meteorite in DCA)

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