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Touat 003
Basic information Name: Touat 003
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2006
Country: Algeria
Mass:help 3.58 kg
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 106  (2018)  LL6
Recommended:  LL6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 2861 approved meteorites (plus 2 unapproved names) classified as LL6.   [show all]
Search for other: LL chondrites, LL chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 21 May 2017
Writeup from MB 106:

Touat 003        27°21.617’N, 0°07.017’W

Adrar, Algeria

Find: 1 Nov 2006

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (LL6)

History: Found by shepherd Mohamed Abdulaziz Ould Wahid on an erosion surface between two dunes, 6 km S of Al Mahbes, in November 2006.

Physical characteristics: The stone of 3579 g is covered with a black fusion crust. The color of the interior is greenish gray with rusty specks.

Petrography: (B. Hofmann, NMBE, M. Eggimann, Bern): Strongly brecciated texture with clasts up to 5 mm (monomict breccia). Only relict, very weakly delineated chondrules are present. Mean size of plagioclase grains is ~50 μm and ranges up to 150 μm. Iron and troilite grains show signs of minor weathering (W1). Troilite forms small nodules and veinlets. Accessories include chromite and ilmenite.

Geochemistry: (Å. Rosén, Bern and B. Hofmann, NMBE) Olivine compositions (N=19) are Fa29.1±0.4 (Fa30.3 by XRD), pyroxene compositions (n=13) are Fs25.1±0.5Wo2.40±0.07.

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (LL6), shock stage S2, low weathering (W1).

Specimens: 33.3 g plus polished thin section at NMBE, main mass: Svend Buhl, Hamburg, Germany.

Data from:
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Origin or pseudonym:desert plain
Date:1 Nov 2006
Mass (g):3579
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W1
Fayalite (mol%):29.1±0.4 (N=19)
Ferrosilite (mol%):25.1±0.5 (N=13)
Wollastonite (mol%):2.4±0.07 (N=13)
Magnetic suscept.:3.64x10-9m3/kg
Classifier:B. Hofmann, Å Rosén, NMBE, M. Eggimann, Bern
Type spec mass (g):33.3
Type spec location:NMBE
Main mass:Svend Buhl, Hamburg
Finder:Mohamed Abdulaziz Ould Wahid
Comments:Submitted by Beda Hofmann
   and collections
NMBE: Natural History Museum Bern Bernastrasse 15 CH-3005 Bern Switzerland, Switzerland; Website (institutional address; updated 2 Mar 2012)
Bern: University of Bern, University of Bern, Hochschulstrasse 4, CH-3012 Bern, Switzerland (institutional address)
References: Published in Gattacceca J., Bouvier A., Grossman J., Metzler K., and Uehara M. (2019) Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 106. Meteorit. Planet. Sci. 54 in press.
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     Recommended::   (27° 21' 37"N, 0° 7' 1"W)

     This is 1 of 180 approved meteorites from Adrar, Algeria (plus 1 unapproved name)
     This is 1 of 1236 approved meteorites from Algeria (plus 29 unapproved names) (plus 4 impact craters)
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