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El Gouanem meteorite, Foum Zguid Pachalik, Tata Province, Souss-Massa Region, Moroccoi
Regional Level Types
El Gouanem meteoriteMeteorite Fall Location
Foum Zguid PachalikPachalik
Tata ProvinceProvince
Souss-Massa RegionRegion
MoroccoCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
30° 6' 0'' North , 6° 50' 59'' West
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Ureilite
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.

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4 valid minerals.

Meteorite/Rock Types Recorded

Note: data is currently VERY limited. Please bear with us while we work towards adding this information!

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Detailed Mineral List:

Diamond
Formula: C
Reference: Grossman, J. N. & Zipfel, J. (2001). The Meteoritical Bulletin, No. 85, 2001 September. Meteoritics & Planetary Science 36 (9,Suppl.): A293-A322. (Sept 2001).
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'
Description: Olivine cores Fo76-77
Reference: Grossman, J. N. & Zipfel, J. (2001). The Meteoritical Bulletin, No. 85, 2001 September. Meteoritics & Planetary Science 36 (9,Suppl.): A293-A322. (Sept 2001).; Bell, D. R., Buseck, P. R., Channon, M. D., Hervig, R., Rieck, K. D. & Singletary, S. J. (2008) SIMS Analysis of the Isotopic Composition of Lithium in Meteorites: Lunar and Planetary Science XXXIX, LPI Contribution #1391: pdf#2276. (March 2008).
Forsterite
Formula: Mg2SiO4
Description: Forsterite found in reduced olivine rims.
Reference: Bell, D. R., Buseck, P. R., Channon, M. D., Hervig, R., Rieck, K. D. & Singletary, S. J. (2008) SIMS Analysis of the Isotopic Composition of Lithium in Meteorites: Lunar and Planetary Science XXXIX, LPI Contribution #1391: pdf#2276. (March 2008).
Graphite
Formula: C
Reference: Grossman, J. N. & Zipfel, J. (2001). The Meteoritical Bulletin, No. 85, 2001 September. Meteoritics & Planetary Science 36 (9,Suppl.): A293-A322. (Sept 2001).
Pigeonite
Formula: (CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Reference: Bell, D. R., Buseck, P. R., Channon, M. D., Hervig, R., Rieck, K. D. & Singletary, S. J. (2008) SIMS Analysis of the Isotopic Composition of Lithium in Meteorites: Lunar and Planetary Science XXXIX, LPI Contribution #1391: pdf#2276. (March 2008).

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List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Diamond1.CB.10aC
Graphite1.CB.05aC
Group 9 - Silicates
Forsterite9.AC.05Mg2SiO4
Pigeonite9.DA.10(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Semi-metals and non-metals
Diamond1.3.6.1C
Graphite1.3.6.2C
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with all cations in octahedral [6] coordination
Forsterite51.3.1.2Mg2SiO4
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
Pigeonite65.1.1.4(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

CCarbon
C DiamondC
C GraphiteC
OOxygen
O ForsteriteMg2SiO4
O Pigeonite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
MgMagnesium
Mg ForsteriteMg2SiO4
Mg Pigeonite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
SiSilicon
Si ForsteriteMg2SiO4
Si Pigeonite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
CaCalcium
Ca Pigeonite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
FeIron
Fe Pigeonite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6

References

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Grossman, J.N., Zipfel, J. (2001) The Meteoritical Bulletin, No. 85, 2001 September. Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 36 (9, Suppl.), A293-A322 (Sept 2001).
Bell, D.R., Buseck, P.R., Channon, M.D., Hervig, R., Rieck, K.D., Singletary, S.J. (2008) SIMS Analysis of the Isotopic Composition of Lithium in Meteorites. Lunar and Planetary Science XXXIX, LPI Contribution #1391: pdf#2276 (March 2008).
Singletary, S.J., Bell, D.R., Buseck, P.R. (2009) Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, (Lunar and Planetary Science XXXIX, LPI Contribution #1391: pdf#2217 (March 2008).
Grady, M.M., Pratesi, G., Moggi-Cecchi, V. (2015) Atlas of Meteorites. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, United Kingdom. 373 pages.

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