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Tindouf 004
Basic information Name: Tindouf 004
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2013
Country: Algeria
Mass:help 486 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 105  (2016)  LL6
Recommended:  LL6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 2813 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as LL6.   [show all]
Search for other: LL chondrites, LL chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 13 Apr 2016
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Writeup from MB 105:

Tindouf 004        27.4558°N, 7.7325°W

Tindouf, Algeria

Find: 2013 Oct

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (LL6)

History: Found near "wilaya de Smara", south of Tindouf, Algeria, in October 2013 and subsequently purchased by Mohamed Ali.

Petrography: (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS) Breccia consisting of closely packed, small, angular clasts, which are highly recrystallized with rare, relatively large partial chondrule remnants and mostly very fresh metal.

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa31.8-31.9, N = 3), orthopyroxene (Fs24.9-25.9Wo4.3-2.1, N = 3), clinopyroxene (Fs10.6-11.4Wo42.9-42.0, N = 2).

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (LL6 breccia).

Specimens: 22.1 g including one polished thin section at UWB; remainder with M. Mohamed Ali.

Data from:
  MB105
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Tindouf
Date:2013 Oct
Latitude:27.4558°N
Longitude:7.7325°W
Mass (g):486
Pieces:1
Class:LL6
Shock stage:S2
Weathering grade:W0/1
Fayalite (mol%):31.8-31.9
Ferrosilite (mol%):24.9-25.9
Wollastonite (mol%):4.3-2.1
Classifier:A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS
Type spec mass (g):22.1
Type spec location:UWB
Main mass:M. Ali
Comments:Submitted by A. Irving
Institutions
   and collections
UWS: University of Washington, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, 70 Johnson Hall, Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 15 Jan 2012)
UWB: University of Washington, Box 353010 Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 27 Jul 2012)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 105, MAPS 52, 2411, September 2017. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/maps.12944/full
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Geography:

Algeria
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (27° 27' 21"N, 7° 43' 57"W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 43 approved meteorites from Tindouf, Algeria (plus 1 impact crater)
     This is 1 of 1133 approved meteorites from Algeria (plus 27 unapproved names) (plus 4 impact craters)
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