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Ouzina
Basic information Name: Ouzina
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1999
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 642 g
Classification
  history:
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  R4
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 84  (2000)  R4
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  R4
Recommended:  R4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 58 approved meteorites classified as R4.   [show all]
Search for other: Rumuruti chondrites, Rumuruti chondrites (type 4-7)
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Writeup from MB 84:

Ouzina

Morocco , near Algerian border

Found 1999 April

R umuruti-type chondrite (R4)

A 642 g stone was found by a Bedouin.  Classification and mineralogy (M. Killgore, SWML; A. Rubin, UCLA):  chondrules (0.4 to 1 mm) well-defined, but matrix and chondrule mesostasis recrystallized; barred olivine and porphyritic chondrules abundant; average olivine, Fa40.1, with 0.18 wt% NiO; shock stage, S2; weathering grade, W4.  Specimens:  main mass, with a dealer who wishes to remain anonymous; Fectay; 120 g, SWML; type specimen, 27 g, FMNH.

Institutions
   and collections
FMNH: Department of Geology The Field Museum of Natural History 1400 South Lake Shore Drive Chicago, IL 60605-2496, USA, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 16 Nov 2011)
UCLA: Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1567, United States (institutional address; updated 17 Oct 2011)
Fectay: Bruno Fectay and Carine Bidaut, La Memoire de la Terre SARL, 39800 Aumont, France; Website (private address)
Killgore: Marvin and Kitty Killgore, Southwest Meteorite Laboratory, P.O. Box 95, Payson, AZ 85547, United States; Website (private address)
SWML: Marvin and Kitty Killgore, Southwest Meteorite Laboratory, P.O. Box 95, Payson, AZ 85547, United States; Website (private address)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 84, MAPS 35, A199-A225 (2000)
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Geography:

Morocco
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (30° 48'N, 4° 11'W)
     Recommended::   (30° 48'N, 4° 11'W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 62 approved meteorites from Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco
     This is 1 of 1488 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 22 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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