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Ksar Daghara 002
Basic information Name: Ksar Daghara 002
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: KD 002
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2012
Country: Tunisia
Mass:help 30.1 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 102  (2013)  H6
Recommended:  H6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 6133 approved meteorites (plus 5 unapproved names) classified as H6.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 6 Sep 2013
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Writeup from MB 102:

Ksar Daghara 002 (KD 002)        32.960°N, 10.479°E

Tatawin, Tunisia

Found: 2012 Apr

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H6)

History: Found by Pierre-Marie Pele while prospecting in the Tatahouine diogenite strewnfield.

Physical characteristics: A single small, elongate stone (30.08 g).

Petrography: (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS) Extensively recrystallized with rare chondrules, abundant altered metal and cross-cutting goethite veinlets. Composed of olivine, orthopyroxene, sodic plagioclase, chromite, troilite and altered kamacite.

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa17.8-18.0), orthopyroxene (Fs16.0-17.3Wo1.0-0.9).

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H6).

Specimens: A total of 6.1 g of type material and one polished thin section are on deposit at UWB. The main mass is held by P-M. Pele.

Data from:
  MB102
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Tatawin
Date:2012 Apr
Latitude:32.960°N
Longitude:10.479°E
Mass (g):30.08
Pieces:1
Class:H6
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W2/3
Fayalite (mol%):17.8-18.0
Ferrosilite (mol%):16.0-17.3
Wollastonite (mol%):1.0-0.9
Classifier:A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS
Type spec mass (g):6.1
Type spec location:UWB
Main mass:P. Pele
Comments:Submitted by A. Irving
Institutions
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UWS: University of Washington, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, 70 Johnson Hall, Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 15 Jan 2012)
UWB: University of Washington, Box 353010 Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 27 Jul 2012)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 102, MAPS 50, 1662, September 2015
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Tunisia
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (32° 57' 36"N, 10° 28' 44"E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 36 approved meteorites from Tatawin, Tunisia
     This is 1 of 77 approved meteorites from Tunisia
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