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Aydar 006
Basic information Name: Aydar 006
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2020
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 1020 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  H3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 627 approved meteorites (plus 2 unapproved names) classified as H3.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
Comments: Approved 10 Jan 2021
Writeuphelp
Writeup from MB 110:

Aydar 006        27°54.58833’N , 10°10.86167’W

South, Morocco

Find: 2019

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H3)

History: Lahsen Oussalah found the 6 samples weighing a total of 1020 g 8.69km SW of Lebouirat, Morocco, in 2019. Jean Redelsperger purchase the samples from Mohamed El Guirah in Zagora in 2020.

Physical characteristics: Samples have wind-blown surfaces devoid of fusion crust, are brown in color, rounded-irregular in shape. A cut face shows the interior contains abundant well-formed, close-packed chondrules, FeNi metal and FeS.

Petrography: Classification and Description (A. Love, App) Sample shows chondritic texture composed of abundant chondrules an average apparent diameter of 390 µm (n=58). Additional minerals are: chromite, FeNi metal (8.6 vol%), troilite and apatite.

Geochemistry: (A. Love, App) Olivine (Fa17.1±7.4, Fe/Mn=57.3±48.3, n=17), low Ca pyroxene (Fs12.6±8.2Wo1.1±1.1, Fe/Mn=24.7±10.8, n=13).

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H3, C-S2, W2) Chondrule diameters, unequilibrated mineral compositions and metal abundance suggest sample is an H3 chondrite.

Specimens: Jean Redelsperger holds the main masses. An endcut weighing 20.90g and a polished mount are on deposit at App.

Data from:
  MB110
  Table 0
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State/Prov/County:South
Place of purchase:Zagora
Date:2019
Latitude:27°54.58833'N 
Longitude:10°10.86167'W
Mass (g):1020
Pieces:6
Class:H3
Shock stage:C-S2
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):17.1±7.4
Ferrosilite (mol%):12.6±8.2
Wollastonite (mol%):1.1±1.1
Classifier:A. Love, App
Type spec mass (g):20.9
Type spec location:App
Main mass:Jean Redelsperger
Finder:Lachen Oussalah
Comments:Submitted by Anthony Love
Institutions
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App: Department of Geology, 572 Rivers St., Appalachian State University, Boone, NC 28608, United States (institutional address; updated 7 Mar 2013)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 110, in preparation (2021)
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Geography:

Morocco
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (27° 54' 35"N, 10° 10' 52"W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 18 approved meteorites from South, Morocco
     This is 1 of 1556 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 22 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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