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Ain Ben Tili 001
Basic information Name: Ain Ben Tili 001
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2021
Country: Mauritania
Mass:help 6.81 kg
Classification
  history:
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 23 Jul 2022
Writeuphelp
Writeup from MB 111:

Ain Ben Tili 001        25°06’14.54’’N, 09°23’58.22’’W

Tiris Zemmour, Mauritania

Find: 2021

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L6)

History: The meteorite was purchased from a meteorite dealer in Morocco.

Physical characteristics: Five fragments almost completely covered with fresh fusion crust were found mid 2021 by nomads in northern Mauritania and subsequently purchased by the main mass holder from a meteorite dealer in Morocco.

Petrography: Strongly recrystallized ordinary chondrite with sparse relict chondrules. The plagioclase grain size is about 70 μm. Contains shock melt veins.

Geochemistry: olivine: Fa24.3±0.4 (Fa23.8-24.9, n=5); low-Ca pyroxene: Fs20.2±0.2Wo1.7±0.2 (Fs20.0-20.5Wo1.2-1.9, n=5); Ca-pyroxene: Fs7.3±0.4Wo44.9±0.3 (Fs6.7-7.8Wo44.5-45.5, n=5)

Data from:
  MB111
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Tiris Zemmour
Place of purchase:Morocco
Date:2021
Latitude:25°06'14.54''N
Longitude:09°23'58.22''W
Mass (g):6812
Pieces:5
Class:L6
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W1
Fayalite (mol%):24.3
Ferrosilite (mol%):20.2; 7.3
Wollastonite (mol%):1.7; 44.9
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB
Type spec mass (g):23.3
Type spec location:MNB
Main mass:Mateusz Szyszka
Comments:Submitted by Ansgar Greshake
Institutions
   and collections
MNB: Museum für Naturkunde, Invalidenstraße 43, D-10115 Berlin, Germany (institutional address; updated 24 Dec 2011)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 111, in preparation (2022)
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Geography:

Mauritania
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (25° 6' 15"N, 9° 23' 58"W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 16 approved meteorites from Tiris Zemmour, Mauritania (plus 1 impact crater)
     This is 1 of 184 approved meteorites from Mauritania (plus 1 unapproved name) (plus 2 impact craters)
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