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Awsserd 002
Basic information Name: Awsserd 002
     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 427 g
Recommended:  Pallasite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 71 approved meteorites classified as Pallasite.   [show all]
Search for other: Metal-rich meteorites, Pallasites
Comments: Approved 21 Feb 2021
Writeup from MB 110:

Awsserd 002        22.607°N, 14.508°W

Western Sahara

Find: 2019

Classification: Pallasite

History: Purportedly found in 2019 about 20 kilometers west of Aousserd, southern Morocco at 22.607°N, 14.508°W, and purchased in September 2020 from the finder by Juan Avilés Poblador on behalf of UAlic.

Physical characteristics: A single specimen (427 g) with a rusty brown, jagged exterior but fresh interior dominated by metal and yellow-brown olivine.

Petrography: (A. Irving, UWS and P. Carpenter, WUSL) Composed predominantly of subequal amounts of olivine (grainsize up to 1.2 cm) and fresh metal (kamacite plus taenite) with minor accessory chromite.

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa13.2-13.4, FeO/MnO = 37-40, N = 4), kamacite (Ni = 6.8 wt.%), taenite (Ni = 15.0 wt.%, 38.6 wt.%, N = 2).

Classification: Pallasite.

Specimens: 30 g in the form of a polished slice at UWB; remainder in the collection of UAlic.

Data from:
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Place of purchase:Morocco
Mass (g):427
Shock stage:low
Fayalite (mol%):13.2-13.4
Classifier:A. Irving, UWS, and P. Carpenter, WUSL
Type spec mass (g):30.0
Type spec location:UWB
Main mass:University of Alicante
Comments:Work name JAP20-1; 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)
UAlic: Earth Sciences Department University of Alicante San Vicente del Raspeig, Spain (institutional address; updated 9 Feb 2020)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 110, in preparation (2021)
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Western Sahara
     Recommended::   (22° 36' 25"N, 14° 30' 29"W)

     This is 1 of 254 approved meteorites from Western Sahara (plus 20 unapproved names)
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