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Gheriat 004
Basic information Name: Gheriat 004
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2017
Country: Libya
Mass:help 2.7 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 106  (2018)  Iron, IID
Recommended:  Iron, IID    [explanation]

This is 1 of 24 approved meteorites classified as Iron, IID.   [show all]
Search for other: IID irons, Iron meteorites, and Metal-rich meteorites
Comments: Approved 28 Jun 2017
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Writeup from MB 106:

Gheriat 004        30.607804E, 13.438359N

Gharyan, Libya

Find: 2009

Classification: Iron meteorite (IID)

History: In December 2009, a single dark redish-brown metallic stone was found in the Zamzem valley of Libya by brothers Mohammed and Abbas Alazhari and used as a hammer for several years before Abbas recognized it as a meteorite. In 2016, a small piece of the stone was sent to ROM for preliminary analysis, and later that year the remainder of the stone was sent to Dustin Dickens who submitted it for official classification at UWO.

Petrography: (A. Bouvier) Fresh interior, medium octahedrite texture. No inclusions were observed in the repository specimen.

Geochemistry: (A. Bouvier, UWO) Elemental composition of the metal in wt%: Ni = 9.8, Co=0.64; and in ppm: Cr=36.9, Cu=269, Ga73.2, As=6.5, W=2.6, Ir=9.8 and Au=0.55. Data checked against North Chile Filomena as an external standard.

Classification: Iron, IID

Specimens: Two slices totalling 92.1 g at UWO.

Data from:
  MB106
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Gharyan
Origin or pseudonym:Zamzem Valley
Date:2009
Latitude:30.607804E
Longitude:13.438359N
Mass (g):2.7 kg
Pieces:1
Class:Iron, IID
Weathering grade:low
Classifier:A. Bouvier, UWO
Type spec mass (g):92.1 g
Type spec location:UWO
Main mass:D. Dickens
Finder:M. and A. Alazhari
Comments:Submitted by A. Bouvier, UWO.
Institutions
   and collections
ROM: Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen's Park, Toronto, Ontario M5S 2C6, Canada (institutional address; updated 18 Oct 2011)
UWO: University of Western Ontario, Department of Earth Sciences, BGS 1026, 1151 Richmond St. N, London, Ontario, Canada N6A 5B7, Canada (institutional address; updated 18 Jul 2015)
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References: Published in Gattacceca J., Bouvier A., Grossman J., Metzler K., and Uehara M. (2019) Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 106. Meteorit. Planet. Sci. 54 in press.
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Geography:

Libya
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (30° 36' 28"N, 13° 26' 18"E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 213 approved meteorites from Gharyan, Libya (plus 16 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 1496 approved meteorites from Libya (plus 22 unapproved names) (plus 2 impact craters)
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