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Zagora 008
Basic information Name: Zagora 008
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2021
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 1332 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  Eucrite-mmict    [explanation]

This is 1 of 263 approved meteorites classified as Eucrite-mmict.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Eucrites, and HED achondrites
Comments: Approved 5 Dec 2021
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Writeup from MB 110:

Zagora 008        30.3475, -5.6114

Morocco

Find: 2020

Classification: HED achondrite (Eucrite, monomict)

History: Found September 2020 by Ahmed Enaji. Purchased May 2021 by Matt Morgan.

Physical characteristics: Many identical appearing stones. Tan colored, desert weathered exterior. Saw cuts reveal fragmental breccia of white and gray clasts set in a light gray groundmass.

Petrography: (C. Agee and A. Ross, UNM) This meteorite is a monomict breccia with approximately 60% pyroxene and 35% plagioclase. The pyroxene compositions are uniformly consistent with a single cumulate eucrite lithology, indicating monomict eucrite. Pyroxenes are highly equilibrated with distinct high-Ca and low-Ca compositional separation. Minor phases observed were silica, Cr-spinel, ilmenite, and troilite. No metal was detected.

Geochemistry: (A. Ross, UNM) Low Ca-pyroxene Fs50.8±1.5Wo3.5±1.7, Fe/Mn=31±1, n=7; high Ca-pyroxene Fs22.5±0.8Wo42.1±0.7, Fe/Mn=30±2, n=5; plagioclase An87±1.7.

Classification: Cumulate monomict eucrite

Specimens: 22 g including a probe mount on deposit at UNM, Matt Morgan holds the main mass.

Data from:
  MB110
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Morocco
Date:2020
Latitude:30.3475
Longitude:-5.6114
Mass (g):1332
Pieces:Many
Class:Eucrite-mmict
Shock stage:high
Weathering grade:moderate
Ferrosilite (mol%):50.8±1.5, 22.5±0.8
Wollastonite (mol%):3.5±1.7, 42.1±0.7
Classifier:C. Agee, UNM
Type spec mass (g):22
Type spec location:UNM
Main mass:Matt Morgan
Comments:Field name MM51; submitted by C. Agee
Institutions
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UNM: Institute of Meteoritics MSC03 2050 University of New Mexico Albuquerque NM 87131-1126 USA, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 12 Feb 2015)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 110, in preparation (2021)
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Geography:

Morocco
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (30° 20' 51"N, 5° 36' 41"W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 1871 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 24 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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