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Bou Hadid
Basic information Name: Bou Hadid
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1969
Country: Algeria
Mass:help 374 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 50  (1971)  L
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L
Recommended:  L    [explanation]

This is 1 of 52 approved meteorites classified as L.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, Ordinary chondrites
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Writeup from MB 50:
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DISCOVERY OF THE BOU HADID, ALGERIA, STONY METEORITE

Name: BOU HADID

Synonym: Moungar Bou Hadid

Place of find: 300 m southeast from the Compagnie des Petroles d'Algerie (C.P.A.) oil drilling site Bou Hadid Nr. 3 (Bd3), 8 km northwest of Moungar Bou Hadid (headland of Bou Hadid), 62 km northeast (55°) of the city of Adrar (Touat Valley), Western Tademait Plateau, Algerian Sahara, Algeria.

28° 18'45"N, 0° 14'E.

Date of find: February 3, 1969

Class and type: Stony. Olivine-hypersthene chondrite. Number of individual specimens: 1

Total weight: 374 g

Circumstances of find: One fragment, apparently of a larger mass, was found by J. Ph. Lefranc, geologist with the Centre de Recherches sur les Zones Arides, C.N.R.S., Paris, collaborator with the Algerian Geological Survey. It was on Quaternary gravel overlying the Cretaceous Plateau. A little oxidized, the stone seems to be old.

Source: Paul Pellas, Laboratoire de Mineralogie, Museum d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris.

Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 50, Meteoritics 6, 111-124 (1971)
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Geography:

Algeria
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (28° 18' 45"N, 0° 14' 0"E)
     Recommended::   (28° 18' 45"N, 0° 14' 0"E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 142 approved meteorites from Adrar, Algeria (plus 1 unapproved name)
     This is 1 of 979 approved meteorites from Algeria (plus 26 unapproved names) (plus 4 impact craters)
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Synonymshelp: Moungar Bou Hadid (In NHM Cat)

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