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Talsint 002
Basic information Name: Talsint 002
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2020
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 9.37 kg
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  Eucrite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 513 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as Eucrite.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Eucrites, and HED achondrites
Comments: Approved 13 Feb 2021
Writeuphelp
Writeup from MB 110:

Talsint 002        32°52’26.7’’N, 3°34’43.4’’W

Morocco

Find: 11 October 2020

Classification: HED achondrite (Eucrite)

History: The meteorite was purchased from a dealer in Morocco.

Physical characteristics: Three fragments weighing 9250, 70 and 50 g, respectively, have been recovered. They are almost completely covered by shiny black fusion crust and expose a fresh grayish interior.

Petrography: The meteorite is a polymict breccia composed of up to 4 mm sized basaltic, black impact melt, and mineral clasts set into a fine-grained clastic matrix. Mineral phases are predominantly exsolved pyroxene and calcic plagioclase with grains sizes of about 50 to 800 µm. Minor phases include silica, ilmenite, chromite, and troilite. No metallic iron has been detected.

Geochemistry: low-Ca pyroxene: Fs60.1±1.4Wo2.3±1.2 (Fs57.2-61.1Wo1.5-5.0, FeO/MnO=27-29, n=6); Ca-pyroxene: Fs29.1±0.9Wo40.5±1.1 (Fs27.4-30.0Wo39.3-42.7, FeO/MnO=29-31, n=6); calcic plagioclase: An90.5±0.9 (An89.2-91.8, n=6)

Data from:
  MB110
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Morocco
Date:11 October 2020
Latitude:32°52'26.7''N
Longitude:3°34'43.4''W
Mass (g):9370
Pieces:3
Class:Eucrite
Shock stage:low
Weathering grade:low
Ferrosilite (mol%):60.1; 29.1
Wollastonite (mol%):2.4; 40.5
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB
Type spec mass (g):29.7
Type spec location:MNB
Main mass:Aalla Amar
Comments:Submitted by Ansgar Greshake
Institutions
   and collections
MNB: Museum für Naturkunde, Invalidenstraße 43, D-10115 Berlin, Germany (institutional address; updated 24 Dec 2011)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 110, in preparation (2021)
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Geography:

Morocco
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (32° 52' 27"N, 3° 34' 43"W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 1670 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 23 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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