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Tifariti
Basic information Name: Tifariti
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2002
Country: Western Sahara
Mass:help 5.4 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 87  (2003)  L6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L6
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 11471 approved meteorites (plus 6 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)
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Writeup from MB 87:

Tifariti

Western Sahara

Found 2002 January 2

Ordinary chondrite (L6)

A 5.4 g stone devoid of fusion crust was found near the Tifariti army post by Mr. Valentino Luppi, a member of an Italian humanitarian mission in the Saharawi territories. Classification and analyses (R. Serra, OAM; L. Folco, MNA­SI): granoblastic texture; olivine, Fa24, pyroxene, Fs21Wo1.5; shock stage, S3; weathering grade, W5. Specimens: main mass OAM; thin section MNA-SI.

Institutions
   and collections
MNA-SI: Museo Nazionale dell'Antartide, Università di Siena, Via Laterina 8, I-53100 Siena, Italy; Website (institutional address; updated 13 Dec 2011)
OAM: Museo del Cielo e della Terra Vicolo Baciadonne 1 40017 San Giovanni in Persiceto ( BO) Italy Osservatorio Astronomico e Museo "Giorgio Abetti", San Giovanni Persiceto, Bologna, Italy; Website (institutional address; updated 31 Oct 2012)
SI: Department of Mineral Sciences, NHB-119, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC 20560, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 16 Jan 2012)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 87, MAPS 38, A189-A248 (2003)
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Geography:

Western Sahara
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (26° 30'N, 10° 30'W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 92 approved meteorites from Saguia el Hamra, Western Sahara
     This is 1 of 224 approved meteorites from Western Sahara (plus 19 unapproved names)
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