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Lahmada
Basic information Name: Lahmada
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1998
Country: Western Sahara
Mass:help 7.36 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 83  (1999)  H6
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H6
Recommended:  H6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 5857 approved meteorites (plus 5 unapproved names) classified as H6.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
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Writeup from MB 83:

Lahmada

Western Sahara

Found 1998

Ordinary chondrite (H6)

Many fragments of a chondrite totaling 7.36 kg were found in the Lahmada region near the town of Zag. The three largest pieces fit together forming a mass of 3.08 kg. Classification and mineralogy (A. Bischoff and D. Weber, Mün): breccia containing shock veins; olivine Fa20.4, pyroxene Fs18.3; shock stage, S3; weathering grade, W3. Specimens: main mass, 7.34 kg, JNMC; type specimen, Mün.

Institutions
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JNMC: jnmczurich, P.O. Box 208, CH-8155 Niederhasli, Switzerland; Website (private address; updated 4 Feb 2014)
Mün: Institut für Planetologie, Wilhelm-Klemm-Str. 10, 48149 Münster, Germany (institutional address; updated 23 Jan 2012)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 83, MAPS 34, A169-A186 (1999)
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Geography:

Western Sahara
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (27° 10'N, 9° 30'W)
     Recommended::   (27° 10'N, 9° 30'W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 87 approved meteorites from Saguia el Hamra, Western Sahara (plus 1 unapproved name)
     This is 1 of 210 approved meteorites from Western Sahara (plus 20 unapproved names)
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Synonymshelp: Lahmada 001 (From MetBase)

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