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Oued el Hadjar
Basic information Name: Oued el Hadjar
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1986
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 1216 g
Classification
  history:
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  LL6
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 85  (2001)  LL6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  LL6
Recommended:  LL6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 2790 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as LL6.   [show all]
Search for other: LL chondrites, LL chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
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Writeup from MB 85:

Oued el Hadjar

Morocco

Fell 1986 March

Ordinary chondrite (LL6)

Nomads heard a loud whistle and saw a 1215.5 g stone fall 200 m from their tent. The stone was broken into many pieces (sacrificed on an altar) 15 days later during a wedding ceremony.  Mineralogy and classification (A. Sexton, OU): olivine, Fa30.0; pyroxene, Fs22.0; shock stage, S2; weathering grade, W0/1. Specimens: 18.6 g, OU; main mass with anonymous finder.

Institutions
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OU: Planetary and Space Sciences Department of Physical Sciences The Open University Walton Hall Milton Keynes MK7 6AA United Kingdom, United Kingdom (institutional address; updated 8 Dec 2011)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 85, MAPS 36, A293-A322 (2001)
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Geography:

Morocco
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (30° 11'N, 6° 35'W)
     Recommended::   (30° 10' 48"N, 6° 34' 38"W)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 0.7 km apart

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 16 approved meteorites from Guelmim-Es-Semara, Morocco (plus 2 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 1498 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 22 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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