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Akka 001
Basic information Name: Akka 001
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2020
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 21 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  Acapulcoite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 83 approved meteorites classified as Acapulcoite.   [show all]
Search for other: Acapulcoite-lodranite family, Acapulcoites, and Primitive achondrites
Comments: Approved 9 Dec 2020
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Writeup from MB 109:

Akka 001        29°04’48"N, 8°51’26"W

South, Morocco

Find: 2020

Classification: Primitive achondrite (Acapulcoite)

History: Found by a meteorite hunter close to the village of Icht, Tata region, in Morocco.

Physical characteristics: A single, fully crusted stone.

Petrography: (J. Gattacceca, CEREGE) Crystalline rock with triple junctions. Grain size ~250 μm. The main mineral is olivine. Other silicates are plagioclase and less abundant Ca-pyroxene. Opaque minerals are metal and troilite.

Geochemistry: Olivine Fa10.6±0.2, FeO/MnO = 26.0 (n=3). Ca-pyroxene Fs4.7Wo44.3, 1.45 wt% Cr2O3, FeO/MnO = 18.7 (n=2). Plagioclase An17.1Ab79.3Or3.6 (n=2).

Classification: Primitive achondrite (acapulcoite).

Specimens: Type specimen at CEREGE. Main mass with J. Bassemon.

Data from:
  MB109
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:South
Date:2020
Latitude:29°04'48"N
Longitude:8°51'26"W
Mass (g):20.96
Pieces:1
Class:Acapulcoite
Weathering grade:minimal
Fayalite (mol%):10.6±0.2 (n=3)
Magnetic suscept.:5.11
Classifier:J. Gattacceca, CEREGE
Type spec mass (g):4.5
Type spec location:CEREGE
Main mass:J. Bassemon
Comments:work name CM56; submitted by Jérôme Gattacceca
Institutions
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CEREGE: CEREGE BP 80 Avenue Philibert, Technopole de l'Arbois 13545 Aix-en-Provence Cedex 4 France, France (institutional address; updated 29 Oct 2018)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 109, in preparation (2020)
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Geography:

Morocco
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (29° 4' 48"N, 8° 51' 26"W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 19 approved meteorites from South, Morocco
     This is 1 of 1632 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 22 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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