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Tazzarine 002
Basic information Name: Tazzarine 002
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2018
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 5.11 kg
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  H5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 10318 approved meteorites (plus 18 unapproved names) classified as H5.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 2 Nov 2020
Writeuphelp
Writeup from MB 109:

Tazzarine 002        30°30.3’N, 5°48.85’W

South, Morocco

Find: 2018

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H5)

History: Collected by Geologist Juan Avilés Poblador in the winter of 2018 during an expedition through the north of Zagora on behalf of the University of Alicante (Earth Sciences Department, Laboratory of Applied Petrology).

Physical characteristics: The single, 5105 g stone is roughly shaped like a loaf of bread approximately 15 cm long, with a dark brown exterior. Cut surfaces reveal abundant chondrules, with some cm-scale darker zones.

Petrography: (C. Herd, UAb) Optical and microprobe examination of a polished thin section shows small (generally < 1000 μm), poorly-defined chondrules. Numerous small iron oxide veinlets are present throughout. Olivine has sharp optical extinction with <2° angular variation.

Geochemistry: (C. Herd and A. Locock, UAb) Data obtained by EMP examination of carbon-coated thin section: Olivine Fa19.4±0.5 (n=95); Low-Ca Pyroxene Fs17.4±1.0Wo1.4±1.0 (n=69).

Classification: Ordinary chondrite, H5

Specimens: Type specimen of 149.0 g, including one thin section, is at UAb. Main mass at UAlic.

Data from:
  MB109
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:South
Date:2018
Latitude:30°30.3'N
Longitude:5°48.85'W
Mass (g):5105
Pieces:1
Class:H5
Shock stage:S1
Weathering grade:W2.0
Fayalite (mol%):19.4±0.5 (n=95)
Ferrosilite (mol%):17.4±1.0 (n=69)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.4±1.0 (n=69)
Classifier:C. Herd, UAb
Type spec mass (g):149.0
Type spec location:UAb
Main mass:UAlic
Comments:Field number 21266; submitted by C. Herd
Institutions
   and collections
UAb: 1-26 Earth Sciences Building, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, T6G 2E3, Canada, Canada; Website (institutional address; updated 17 Oct 2011)
UAlic: Earth Sciences Department University of Alicante San Vicente del Raspeig, Spain (institutional address; updated 9 Feb 2020)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 109, in preparation (2020)
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Geography:

Morocco
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (30° 30' 18"N, 5° 48' 51"W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 21 approved meteorites from South, Morocco
     This is 1 of 1670 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 23 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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