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Al Haggounia 011
Basic information Name: Al Haggounia 011
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2020
Country: Western Sahara
Mass:help 25 kg
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 12189 approved meteorites (plus 7 unapproved names) classified as L6.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 28 Mar 2021
Writeup from MB 110:

Al Haggounia 011        27.320°N, 12.128°W

Saguia el Hamra, Western Sahara

Purchased: 2020 Sep

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L6)

History: Found in by Mohamed Hira and Ismail Elguirah in September 2018 and purchased by John Higgins in September, 2020, from a dealer in Ouarzazate, Morocco.

Petrography: (A. Irving, UWS and P. Carpenter, WUSL) Largely recrystallized with rare chondrule remnants. Accessory phases are sodic plagioclase, troilite, altered kamacite, merrillite, chlorapatite and low-Ti chromite.

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa25.1±0.1, range Fa24.9-25.2, N = 6), low-Ca pyroxene (Fs21.2±0.7Wo1.6±0.1, range Fs20.7-22.4Wo1.5-1.8, N = 5), augite (Fs9.9±1.6Wo43.6±1.1, range Fs8.1-11.2Wo44.9-42.9, N = 3).

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L6).

Specimens: 134 g including one polished thin section at UWB; remainder with Mr. J. Higgins.

Data from:
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Saguia el Hamra
Place of purchase:Ouarzazate
Date:P 2020 Sep
Mass (g):25000
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):25.1±0.1
Ferrosilite (mol%):21.2±0.7
Wollastonite (mol%):1.6±0.1
Classifier:A. Irving, UWS, and P. Carpenter, WUSL
Type spec mass (g):134
Type spec location:UWB
Main mass:J. Higgins
Finder:I. Elguirah/M. Hira
Comments:Work name JH20-10; submitted by A. Irving
   and collections
UWS: University of Washington, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, 70 Johnson Hall, Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 15 Jan 2012)
WUSL: Washington Univ., One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130, United States (institutional address; updated 17 Oct 2011)
UWB: University of Washington, Box 353010 Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 27 Jul 2012)
References: Published in Gattacceca J., McCubbin F.M., Grossman J., Bouvier A., Chabot N.L., D'Orazio M., Goodrich C., Greshake A., Gross J., Komatsu M., Miao B., and Schrader D. (2022) The Meteoritical Bulletin, No. 110. Meteorit. Planet. Sci. 1-4
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Western Sahara
     Recommended::   (27° 19' 12"N, 12° 7' 41"W)

     This is 1 of 105 approved meteorites from Saguia el Hamra, Western Sahara
     This is 1 of 261 approved meteorites from Western Sahara (plus 20 unapproved names)
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