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Jdiriya 003
Basic information Name: Jdiriya 003
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2019
Country: Western Sahara
Mass:help 21.4 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  Eucrite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 537 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as Eucrite.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Eucrites, and HED achondrites
Comments: Approved 14 Nov 2020
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Writeup from MB 109:

Jdiriya 003        27°36’59.42"N, 10°26’48.85"W

Saguia el Hamra, Western Sahara

Find: 2019 Dec 18

Classification: HED achondrite (Eucrite)

History: Found by Zaid Oualguirah on 2019 Dec 18.

Physical characteristics: A single crusted stone. Cut surface reveals a light homogeneous interior with ~500 µm plagioclase and pyroxene grains.

Petrography: ( J. Gattacceca, CEREGE) Igneous rock with subophitic texture. Main minerals are pyroxene (with both fine- and large-scale exsolutions) and plagioclase, with typical grain size 400 µm. Other minerals: chromite, ilmenite, metal, troilite, silica.

Geochemistry: Low-Ca pyroxene Fs58.0±2.8Wo6.0±3.3 (n=6), Ca-pyroxene exsolutions Fs26.2Wo44.5 (n=2), FeO/MnO 31.2±1.9 (n=8). Plagioclase An88.4±0.6Ab11.3±0.6Or0.3±0.1 (n=6).

Specimens: Type specimen at CEREGE. Main mass with Jean Redelsperger.

Data from:
  MB109
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Saguia el Hamra
Date:2019 Dec 18
Latitude:27°36'59.42"N
Longitude:10°26'48.85"W
Mass (g):21.4
Pieces:1
Class:Eucrite
Ferrosilite (mol%):58.0±2.8 (n=6)
Wollastonite (mol%):6.0±3.3
Magnetic suscept.:3.33
Classifier:J. Gattacceca, CEREGE
Type spec mass (g):4.6
Type spec location:CEREGE
Main mass:Jean Redelsperger
Finder:Zaid Oualguirah
Comments:work name JR080; submitted by Jérôme Gattacceca
Institutions
   and collections
CEREGE: CEREGE BP 80 Avenue Philibert, Technopole de l'Arbois 13545 Aix-en-Provence Cedex 4 France, France (institutional address; updated 29 Oct 2018)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 109, in preparation (2020)
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Geography:

Western Sahara
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (27° 36' 59"N, 10° 26' 49"W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 97 approved meteorites from Saguia el Hamra, Western Sahara
     This is 1 of 240 approved meteorites from Western Sahara (plus 19 unapproved names)
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