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Metameur 003
Basic information Name: Metameur 003
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2005
Country: Tunisia
Mass:help 126 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 91  (2007)  L4
Recommended:  L4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 1652 approved meteorites (plus 4 unapproved names) classified as L4.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 28 Mar 2007
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Writeup from MB 91:

Metameur 003                                         33°24.2N, 10°27.5E

Metameur, Tunisia

Find: 25 February 2005

Ordinary chondrite (L4)

History and physical characteristics: A single rock of 126 g was found in the district of the small town of Metameur.

Petrography and geochemistry: (T. Jording and A. Bischoff, Mün) Fa26 and Fs19.5±3.2 (pyroxene is still slightly unequilibrated).

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L4); S3,W3.

Type specimen: 22 g and one polished thin section are on deposit at Mün. An anonymous finder, who is Tunisian, holds the main mass.

Data from:
  MB91
  Table 1
  Line 21:
Date:2005 Feb 25
Latitude:33°24.2'N
Longitude:10°27.5'E
Mass (g):126
Pieces:1
Class:L4
Shock stage:S3
Weathering grade:W3
Fayalite (mol%):26
Ferrosilite (mol%):19.5 ± 3.2
Classifier:A. Bischoff, IfP
Type spec mass (g):22
Type spec location:IfP
Main mass:anonymous Tunisian collector
Institutions
   and collections
IfP: Institut für Planetologie, Wilhelm-Klemm-Str. 10, 48149 Münster, Germany (institutional address; updated 23 Jan 2012)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 91, MAPS 42, 413-466 (2007)
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Geography:

Tunisia
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (33° 24' 12"N, 10° 27' 30"E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 18 approved meteorites from Madaniyin, Tunisia
     This is 1 of 76 approved meteorites from Tunisia
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