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Aoufous
Basic information Name: Aoufous
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2000
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 195 g
Classification
  history:
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  Eucrite-mmict
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 85  (2001)  Eucrite-mmict
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Eucrite-mmict
Recommended:  Eucrite-mmict    [explanation]

This is 1 of 224 approved meteorites classified as Eucrite-mmict.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Eucrites, and HED achondrites
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Writeup from MB 85:

Aoufous

Morocco

Found 2000 March

Achondrite (monomict eucrite)

A 195 g stone was found by a person prospecting for meteorites. Mineralogy and classification (J. Barrat, UAng; P. Gillet, ENSL): contains numerous gray, subophitic, basaltic clasts (<5 mm) in a dark matrix; clasts and matrix have the same mineral compositions; plagioclase, An93; pyroxene, Fs61.9Wo2.5, n=10; clinopyroxene, Fs27.6Wo45.0, n=7. Specimens: 12 g plus thin section, ENSL; main mass with anonymous finder.

Institutions
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ENSL: Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, Laboratoire de Sciences de la Terre, 46 allée d'Italie 69364 Lyon Cedex, France (institutional address; updated 27 Feb 2011)
UAng: Université d'Angers, Faculté des Sciences, 2 bd Lavoisier, 49045 Angers Cedex, France (institutional address)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 85, MAPS 36, A293-A322 (2001)
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Geography:

Morocco
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (31° 40'N, 4° 4'W)
     Recommended::   (31° 40'N, 4° 4'W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 62 approved meteorites from Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco
     This is 1 of 1406 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 16 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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