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Acfer 259
Basic information Name: Acfer 259
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1991
Country: Algeria
Mass:help 114 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 73  (1992)  H3-6
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H3-6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H3-6
Recommended:  H3-6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 68 approved meteorites classified as H3-6.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 3), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 3)
Data from:
  MB73
  Table 1
  Line 60:
Latitude:27°31.47'N
Longitude:03°52.41'E
Mass (g):114
Pieces:1
Class:H3-6
Fayalite (mol%):Host: 19.6 ± 4.4, Frags: 37.6
Ferrosilite (mol%):Host: 17.9 ± 6.3, frags: 18.5
Classifier:A. Bischoff and T. Geiger, Institut fir Planetologie, Wilhelm-Klemm-Str. 10, D-4400 Munster, Germany.; Analysts: A. Bischoff, T. Geiger, T. Grund
Main mass:Museum fur Naturkunde, Humboldt Universitat Berlin Germany (also the Algerian meteorites listed in Bulletin 71 72)
Comments:Host
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Grund: H. Grundmann, Berlin, Germany (private address)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 73, Meteoritics 27, 477-483 (1992)
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Geography:

Algeria
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (27° 31' 28"N, 3° 52' 25"E)
     Recommended::   (27° 31' 28"N, 3° 52' 25"E)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 1.1 m apart

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 416 approved meteorites from Tamanghasset, Algeria (plus 2 unapproved names) (plus 2 impact craters)
     This is 1 of 961 approved meteorites from Algeria (plus 26 unapproved names) (plus 4 impact craters)
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