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Benguerir, El Kelaâ des Sraghna Province, Marrakech-Safi Region, Moroccoi
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Benguerir- not defined -
El Kelaâ des Sraghna ProvinceProvince
Marrakech-Safi RegionRegion
MoroccoCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 32° 14' 9'' North , 7° 57' 13'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 32.23594,-7.95384
GeoHash:G#: evdr7h25y
Köppen climate type:BSh : Hot semi-arid (steppe) climate


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African PlateTectonic Plate
Northwest Africa MeteoritesMeteorite Fall Location

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6 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

'Albite-Anorthite Series'
Description: Plagioclase Composition —Ab83An10.6Or6.4.
Reference: Chennaoui Aoudjehane, H., Jambon, A., Bourot Denise, M. & Rochette, P. (2006) The Benguerir meteorite: Report and description of a new Moroccan fall: Meteoritics & Planetary Science 41(8,Suppl): A231-S237. (Aug 2006).
Chromite
Formula: Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Reference: Chennaoui Aoudjehane, H., Jambon, A., Bourot Denise, M. & Rochette, P. (2006) The Benguerir meteorite: Report and description of a new Moroccan fall: Meteoritics & Planetary Science 41(8,Suppl): A231-S237. (Aug 2006).; Gattacceca, J. et al. (2011) Low temperature magnetic transition of chromite in ordinary chondrites: Geophysical Research Letters 38 (10). (May 2011). [Online Journal].
Copper
Formula: Cu
Reference: Chennaoui Aoudjehane, H., Jambon, A., Bourot Denise, M. & Rochette, P. (2006) The Benguerir meteorite: Report and description of a new Moroccan fall: Meteoritics & Planetary Science 41(8,Suppl): A231-S237. (Aug 2006).
Diopside
Formula: CaMgSi2O6
Description: Clinopyroxene Composition —Fs10En47Wo43.
Reference: Chennaoui Aoudjehane, H., Jambon, A., Bourot Denise, M. & Rochette, P. (2006) The Benguerir meteorite: Report and description of a new Moroccan fall: Meteoritics & Planetary Science 41(8,Suppl): A231-S237. (Aug 2006).
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'
Description: Olivine composition Fa29±1 (Met. Bull.#89), Fa30.5 (Chennaoui Aoudjehane et al.).
Reference: Russell, S.S. et al. (2005) Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 89, 2005 September: Meteoritics & Planetary Science 40: A201-A2005. (Sept 2005).; Chennaoui Aoudjehane, H., Jambon, A., Bourot Denise, M. & Rochette, P. (2006) The Benguerir meteorite: Report and description of a new Moroccan fall: Meteoritics & Planetary Science 41(8,Suppl): A231-S237. (Aug 2006).
Iron
Formula: Fe
Reference: Chennaoui Aoudjehane, H., Jambon, A., Bourot Denise, M. & Rochette, P. (2006) The Benguerir meteorite: Report and description of a new Moroccan fall: Meteoritics & Planetary Science 41(8,Suppl): A231-S237. (Aug 2006).
Iron var: Kamacite
Formula: (Fe,Ni)
Reference: Chennaoui Aoudjehane, H., Jambon, A., Bourot Denise, M. & Rochette, P. (2006) The Benguerir meteorite: Report and description of a new Moroccan fall: Meteoritics & Planetary Science 41(8,Suppl): A231-S237. (Aug 2006).
'Orthopyroxene Subgroup'
Reference: Chennaoui Aoudjehane, H., Jambon, A., Bourot Denise, M. & Rochette, P. (2006) The Benguerir meteorite: Report and description of a new Moroccan fall: Meteoritics & Planetary Science 41(8,Suppl): A231-S237. (Aug 2006).
Taenite
Formula: (Fe,Ni)
Reference: Chennaoui Aoudjehane, H., Jambon, A., Bourot Denise, M. & Rochette, P. (2006) The Benguerir meteorite: Report and description of a new Moroccan fall: Meteoritics & Planetary Science 41(8,Suppl): A231-S237. (Aug 2006).
Troilite
Formula: FeS
Description: Locally deformed and polycrystalline in veinlets.
Reference: Chennaoui Aoudjehane, H., Jambon, A., Bourot Denise, M. & Rochette, P. (2006) The Benguerir meteorite: Report and description of a new Moroccan fall: Meteoritics & Planetary Science 41(8,Suppl): A231-S237. (Aug 2006).

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Copper1.AA.05Cu
Iron1.AE.05Fe
var: Kamacite1.AE.05(Fe,Ni)
Taenite1.AE.10(Fe,Ni)
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Troilite2.CC.10FeS
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Chromite4.BB.05Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Group 9 - Silicates
Diopside9.DA.15CaMgSi2O6
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'-
'Orthopyroxene Subgroup'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Copper1.1.1.3Cu
Iron
var: Kamacite
1.1.11.1(Fe,Ni)
Taenite1.1.11.2(Fe,Ni)
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Troilite2.8.9.1FeS
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Chromite7.2.3.3Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
Diopside65.1.3a.1CaMgSi2O6
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'-
Iron-Fe
'Orthopyroxene Subgroup'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

OOxygen
O ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
O DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
MgMagnesium
Mg DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
SiSilicon
Si DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
SSulfur
S TroiliteFeS
CaCalcium
Ca DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
CrChromium
Cr ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
FeIron
Fe ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
Fe Iron (var: Kamacite)(Fe,Ni)
Fe Taenite(Fe,Ni)
Fe TroiliteFeS
Fe IronFe
NiNickel
Ni Iron (var: Kamacite)(Fe,Ni)
Ni Taenite(Fe,Ni)
CuCopper
Cu CopperCu

Regional Geology

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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Neogene
2.588 - 23.03 Ma



ID: 3153554
Neogene undifferentiated

Age: Neogene (2.588 - 23.03 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]

Mesozoic
66 - 251.902 Ma



ID: 3185918
Mesozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Mesozoic (66 - 251.902 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]

Carboniferous - Ordovician
298.9 - 485.4 Ma



ID: 3309498

Age: Paleozoic (298.9 - 485.4 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary

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

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