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Skoura
Basic information Name: Skoura
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1998
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 14.8 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 106  (2018)  Eucrite
Recommended:  Eucrite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 509 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as Eucrite.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Eucrites, and HED achondrites
Comments: Approved 29 Dec 2017
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Writeup from MB 106:

Skoura        31°07’45"N, 6°38’14"W

Souss-Massa, Morocco

Find: 1998 June 18

Classification: HED achondrite (Eucrite)

Petrography: Texture is brecciated. Plagioclase (An93-90), pigeonite, augite, ferrosilite, quartz, ilmenite, chromite, troilite, metaric iron, apatite.

Geochemistry: Pyroxene: Fs48.1±0.8Wo13.5±0.9 (N=6), host phase of exsolution phase: Fs56.9±0.8Wo2.1±0.3 (N=8), exsotution lamella: Fs23.7±0.3Wo 43.2±0.6 (N=10). FeO/MnO of pyroxene: host: 33.7±1.4 (N=24), lamella: 32.7±1.7, bulk: 31.0±1.1.

Data from:
  MB106
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Souss-Massa
Origin or pseudonym:Skoura, Ouarzazate
Date:1998 June 18
Latitude:31°07'45"N
Longitude:6°38'14"W
Mass (g):14.77
Pieces:1
Class:Eucrite
Weathering grade:moderate
Ferrosilite (mol%):58.1±0.7 (N=8)
Wollastonite (mol%):2.1±0.3 (N=8)
Classifier:A. Yamaguchi, NIPR, and Y. Sawada, Shim
Type spec mass (g):3.14
Type spec location:NMNS
Main mass:Ichiro Katagi
Finder:Ichiro Katagi
Comments:Submitted by Yoshihiro Sawada
Institutions
   and collections
NIPR: Antarctic Meteorite Research Center, National Institute of Polar Research, 10-3 Midori-cho, Tachikawa, Tokyo 190-8518, Japan; Website (institutional address; updated 9 Dec 2013)
NMNS: National Museum of Nature and Science, 4-1-1 Amakubo, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0005, JAPAN, Japan; Website (institutional address; updated 16 Jun 2014)
Shim: Department of Geoscience, Shimane University, 1060 Nishikawatsucho, Matsue Shimane 690-8504, Japan (institutional address; updated 3 Mar 2011)
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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::   (31° 7' 45"N, 6° 38' 14"W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 2 approved meteorites from Souss-Massa, Morocco
     This is 1 of 1662 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 23 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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