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Hezma
Basic information Name: Hezma
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2002
Country: Tunisia
Mass:help 62 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 91  (2007)  L5/6
Recommended:  L5/6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 175 approved meteorites classified as L5/6.   [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:

Hezma                                                            33°15N, 10°28E

Hezma, Tunisia

Find: 31 March 2002

Ordinary chondrite (L5/6)

History and physical characteristics: A single rock of 62 g was found ~10 km south of Medenine in the Hezma area.

Petrography and mineral compositions: (T. Jording and A. Bischoff, Mün) Fa24 and Fs20.5.

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L5/6); S3, W1–2.

Type specimen: 12 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 18:
Date:2002 Mar 31
Latitude:33°15'N
Longitude:10°28'E
Mass (g):62
Pieces:1
Class:L5/6
Shock stage:S3
Weathering grade:W1-2
Fayalite (mol%):24
Ferrosilite (mol%):20.5
Classifier:A. Bischoff, IfP
Type spec mass (g):12
Type spec location:IfP
Main mass:anonymous Tunisian collector
Institutions
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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. 91, MAPS 42, 413-466 (2007)
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Geography:

Tunisia
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (33° 15'N, 10° 28'E)

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