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Tin as Sawwan
Basic information Name: Tin as Sawwan
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2011
Country: Tunisia
Mass:help 1684 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 101  (2012)  L4-5
Recommended:  L4-5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 27 approved meteorites classified as L4-5.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 12 Dec 2012
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Writeup from MB 101:

Tin as Sawwan        32°45.630’N, 9°06.012’E

Quibili, Tunisia

Found: 30 Dec. 2011

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L4-5)

History: A single rock of 1684 g was found west of Medenine in the sandy desert area of "Tine Souane" by a German tourist during a lunch rest.

Petrography: The rock is brown resulting from severe weathering. In thin section the texture is characterized as a well-consolidated breccia, with equilibrated lithologies. Most of them are of petrologic type 4 and highly recrystallized type 5 fragments are less abundant. Based on the mean olivine and low-Ca pyroxene compositions of Fa24 and Fs20, respectively, the rock is an L chondrite. It is weakly shocked (S3), as indicated by planar fractures in olivine. The weathering degree is W3.

Data from:
  MB101
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Quibili
Origin or pseudonym:Tine Souane
Date:30 Dec. 2011
Latitude:32°45.630'N
Longitude:9°06.012'E
Mass (g):1684
Pieces:1
Class:L4-5
Shock stage:S3
Weathering grade:W3
Fayalite (mol%):24
Ferrosilite (mol%):20
Classifier:A. Bischoff, IfP
Type spec mass (g):49
Type spec location:IfP
Main mass:Finder
Comments:breccia; submitted by A. Bischoff
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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. 101, MAPS 50, 1661, September 2015
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Geography:

Tunisia
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (32° 45' 38"N, 9° 6' 1"E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 18 approved meteorites from Quibili, Tunisia
     This is 1 of 75 approved meteorites from Tunisia
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