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Tindouf 006
Basic information Name: Tindouf 006
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2020
Country: Algeria
Mass:help 310 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  Eucrite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 569 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as Eucrite.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Eucrites, and HED achondrites
Comments: Approved 6 Feb 2021
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Writeup from MB 110:

Tindouf 006        27°22’26.6"N, 7°46’15.3"W

Tindouf, Algeria

Find: 2020 Feb

Classification: HED achondrite (Eucrite)

History: Many pieces of the meteorite totaling 310 g were found February 2020 in the Tindouf area (Algeria) and purchased from a meteorite dealer in Mauritania.

Physical characteristics: Grayish rock with some light clasts.

Petrography: The meteorite is a brecciated eucrite composed of up to several mm-sized basaltic clasts and abundant mineral clasts set into a fine-grained matrix. Besides abundant plagioclase and pyroxenes, grains of metal, Fe-sulfide, ilmenite, and an SiO2-phase were found as accessory minerals.

Geochemistry: The mean olivine composition is Fa22. The rock contains low-Ca and Ca-pyroxene. Low-Ca pyroxene is Fs57.9±2.0Wo2.9±1.4 (range Fs53.1-62.8Wo1.8-8.0; mean Fe/Mn=31.6; n=21) and the Ca-pyroxene has Fs25.9±1.1Wo41.3±1.1 (range Fs23.8-28.3Wo38.4-42.8; mean Fe/Mn=28.8; n=14). Calcic plagioclase has a composition of An88.2±2.0 (range An82.6-91.2, n=22).

Classification: Eucrite breccia

Data from:
  MB110
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Tindouf
Origin or pseudonym:Desert
Place of purchase:Dealer in Mauritania
Date:2020 Feb
Latitude:27°22'26.6"N
Longitude:7°46'15.3"W
Mass (g):310.0
Pieces:many
Class:Eucrite
Ferrosilite (mol%):57.9±2.0;25.9±1.1
Wollastonite (mol%):2.9±1.4;41.3±1.1
Classifier:K. Klemm, A. Bischoff, IfP
Type spec mass (g):22.9
Type spec location:IfP
Main mass:Decker Meteorite Museum
Comments:Working No.: DE-2020/16, suggested name Tindouf 007; 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)
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References: Published in Gattacceca J., McCubbin F.M., Grossman J., Bouvier A., Chabot N.L., D'Orazio M., Goodrich C., Greshake A., Gross J., Komatsu M., Miao B., and Schrader D. (2022) The Meteoritical Bulletin, No. 110. Meteorit. Planet. Sci. 1-4
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Geography:

Algeria
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (27° 22' 27"N, 7° 46' 15"W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 50 approved meteorites from Tindouf, Algeria (plus 1 impact crater)
     This is 1 of 1250 approved meteorites from Algeria (plus 29 unapproved names) (plus 4 impact craters)
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