|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||30° 6' North , 6° 51' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||30.10000,-6.85000|
|Other regions containing this locality:||Anti-Atlas Mountains, Morocco|
Atlas Mountains, North Africa
Northwest Africa Meteorites
Sahara Desert, North Africa
|Locality type:||Meteorite Fall Location|
|Meteorite Class:||Ureilite meteorite|
|Meteoritical Society Class:||Ureilite|
|Metbull:||View entry in Meteoritical Bulletin Database|
|Köppen climate type:||BWh : Hot deserts climate|
Find, 2000; 2.1 kg
Found by a meteorite prospector. A typical ureilite with olivine, pyroxenes, graphite, and diamond. Studies of lithium isotopes suggest that the production of olivines occurred very rapidly during the partial melting of a carbonaceous precursor.
The meteorite's main mass remains with the finder.
4 valid minerals.
Meteorite/Rock Types Recorded
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Entries shown in red are rocks recorded for this region.
This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.
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358.9 - 419.2 Ma
|Paleozoic sedimentary rocks|
Age: Devonian (358.9 - 419.2 Ma)
Lithology: Sedimentary rocks
Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. 
|Silurian - Ordovician|
419.2 - 485.4 Ma
443.8 - 485.4 Ma
Age: Ordovician (443.8 - 485.4 Ma)
Reference: Asch, K. The 1:5M International Geological Map of Europe and Adjacent Areas: Development and Implementation of a GIS-enabled Concept. Geologisches Jahrbuch, SA 3.