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Ghardaïa 002
Basic information Name: Ghardaïa 002
     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 90 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  Lunar (feldsp. breccia)    [explanation]

This is 1 of 240 approved meteorites classified as Lunar (feldsp. breccia).   [show all]
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Comments: Approved 8 Jun 2021
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Writeup from MB 110:

Ghardaïa 002        32°42’43.1"N, 04°28’47.9"E

Ghardaia, Algeria

Find: 2020

Classification: Lunar meteorite (feldspathic breccia)

Petrography: (J. Gattacceca, CEREGE) Mineral clasts (to 200 µm) set in a feldspathic mesostasis with abundant 50 µm vesicles. Main minerals are olivine and pyroxene. Other minerals include ilmenite, kamacite.

Geochemistry: Olivine Fa25.8±2.1, FeO/MnO = 108.4±19.3 (n=10). Pyroxenes: low-Ca pyroxene Fs22.1±0.9Wo3.8±0.6 (n=5), Ca-pyroxene Fs17.1Wo31.9 (n=1), FeO/MnO = 55.2±7.8 (n=5). Feldspathic mesostasis An96.4±0.6Ab3.4±0.5Or0.3±0.1 (n=6).

Classification: Achondrite (lunar, feldspathic breccia)

Specimens: Type specimen at CEREGE. Main mass with Isabelle Pothier.

Data from:
  MB110
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Ghardaia
Date:2020
Latitude:32°42'43.1"N
Longitude:04°28'47.9"E
Mass (g):90
Pieces:1
Class:Lunar (feldsp. breccia)
Weathering grade:low
Fayalite (mol%):25.8±2.1 (n=10)
Ferrosilite (mol%):22.1±0.9 (n=4)
Wollastonite (mol%):3.8±0.6
Magnetic suscept.:3.31
Classifier:J. Gattacceca, CEREGE
Type spec mass (g):18
Type spec location:CEREGE
Main mass:Isabelle Pothier
Finder:anonymous
Comments:work name CM66; submitted by Jérôme Gattacceca
Institutions
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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. 110, in preparation (2021)
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Geography:

Algeria
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (32° 42' 43"N, 4° 28' 48"E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 8 approved meteorites from Ghardaia, Algeria
     This is 1 of 1130 approved meteorites from Algeria (plus 27 unapproved names) (plus 4 impact craters)
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