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Assaquia Al Hamra
Basic information Name: Assaquia Al Hamra
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2016
Country: Western Sahara
Mass:help 44.1 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 106  (2018)  L6
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 11000 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)
Comments: Approved 16 May 2017
Writeuphelp
Writeup from MB 106:

Assaquia Al Hamra 001        26°19’51"N, 12°29’53"W

Saguia el Hamra, Western Sahara

Find: 2016 May 05

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L6)

History: Collected in May 2016 by scientific party organized by University of Casablanca and CEREGE.

Physical characteristics: A single rounded specimen with little fusion crust

Petrography: Recrystallized chondritic texture. Plagioclase average grain size is above 50 μm.

Specimens: Type specimen at CEREGE.

Data from:
  MB106
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Saguia el Hamra
Date:2016 May 05
Latitude:26°19'51"N
Longitude:12°29'53"W
Mass (g):44.1
Pieces:1
Class:L6
Weathering grade:W3
Fayalite (mol%):25.0 (N=1)
Ferrosilite (mol%):21.4 (N=1)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.1
Magnetic suscept.:4.53
Classifier:J. Gattacceca, H. Pourkhorsandi, P. Rochette, CEREGE
Type spec mass (g):15.5
Type spec location:CEREGE
Main mass:FSAC
Finder:Hamed Pourkhorsandi
Comments:work name 130516-2; submitted by Jérôme Gattacceca
Institutions
   and collections
CEREGE: CEREGE BP 80 Avenue Philibert, Technopole de l'Arbois 13545 Aix-en-Provence Cedex 4 France, France (institutional address; updated 29 Oct 2018)
FSAC: Universite Hassan II Casablanca, Faculte des Sciences Ain Chock, Departement de Géologie, BP 5366 Maârif, Casablanca, Morocco (institutional address; updated 9 Jan 2013)
Catalogs:
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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Geography:

Western Sahara
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (26° 19' 51"N, 12° 29' 53"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: Assaquia Al Hamra 001 (First meteorite in DCA)

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