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El Gouanem meteorite, Tata Province, Souss-Massa Region, Morocco

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 30° 6' North , 6° 51' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 30.10000,-6.85000
GeoHash:G#: ev75hpecp
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


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.

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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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Devonian
358.9 - 419.2 Ma



ID: 3186359
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. [154]

Silurian - Ordovician
419.2 - 485.4 Ma



ID: 3306526

Age: Paleozoic (419.2 - 485.4 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary

Reference: Thiéblemont, D. (ed.). New edition of the 1:10,000,000 geological map of Africa. CGMW-BRGM. [190]

Ordovician
443.8 - 485.4 Ma



ID: 3138897
Ordovician undifferentiated

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. [147]

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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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