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Bensour meteorite, Tata Province, Souss-Massa, Moroccoi
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Bensour meteoriteMeteorite Fall Location
Tata ProvinceProvince
Souss-MassaRegion
MoroccoCountry

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30° North , 7° West
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Possibly fell on 11th February 2002.

Regions containing this locality

African PlateTectonic Plate
Northwest Africa MeteoritesMeteorite Fall Location
Atlas Mountains, North AfricaMountain Range

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

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5 valid minerals.

Meteorite/Rock Types Recorded

Note: this is a very new system on mindat.org and data is currently VERY limited. Please bear with us while we work towards adding this information!

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Detailed Mineral List:

'Apatite'
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Reference: Gattacceca, J., Rochette, P., & Bourot-Denise, M. (2003). Magnetic properties of a freshly fallen LL ordinary chondrite: the Bensour meteorite. Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, 140(4), 343-358.
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'
Reference: Gattacceca, J., Rochette, P., & Bourot-Denise, M. (2003). Magnetic properties of a freshly fallen LL ordinary chondrite: the Bensour meteorite. Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, 140(4), 343-358.
Iron
Formula: Fe
Reference: Gattacceca, J., Rochette, P., & Bourot-Denise, M. (2003). Magnetic properties of a freshly fallen LL ordinary chondrite: the Bensour meteorite. Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, 140(4), 343-358.
Iron var: Kamacite
Formula: (Fe,Ni)
Reference: Gattacceca, J., Rochette, P., & Bourot-Denise, M. (2003). Magnetic properties of a freshly fallen LL ordinary chondrite: the Bensour meteorite. Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, 140(4), 343-358.
Merrillite
Formula: Ca9NaMg(PO4)7
Reference: Gattacceca, J., Rochette, P., & Bourot-Denise, M. (2003). Magnetic properties of a freshly fallen LL ordinary chondrite: the Bensour meteorite. Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, 140(4), 343-358.
Taenite
Formula: (Fe,Ni)
Reference: Gattacceca, J., Rochette, P., & Bourot-Denise, M. (2003). Magnetic properties of a freshly fallen LL ordinary chondrite: the Bensour meteorite. Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, 140(4), 343-358.
Tetrataenite
Formula: FeNi
Reference: Gattacceca, J., Rochette, P., & Bourot-Denise, M. (2003). Magnetic properties of a freshly fallen LL ordinary chondrite: the Bensour meteorite. Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, 140(4), 343-358.
Troilite
Formula: FeS
Reference: Gattacceca, J., Rochette, P., & Bourot-Denise, M. (2003). Magnetic properties of a freshly fallen LL ordinary chondrite: the Bensour meteorite. Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, 140(4), 343-358.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Iron1.AE.05Fe
var: Kamacite1.AE.05(Fe,Ni)
Taenite1.AE.10(Fe,Ni)
Tetrataenite1.AE.10FeNi
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Troilite2.CC.10FeS
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Merrillite8.AC.45Ca9NaMg(PO4)7
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Apatite'-Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Iron
var: Kamacite
1.1.11.1(Fe,Ni)
Taenite1.1.11.2(Fe,Ni)
Tetrataenite1.1.11.3FeNi
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Troilite2.8.9.1FeS
Group 38 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, AND VANADATES
(AB)3(XO4)2
Merrillite38.3.4.4Ca9NaMg(PO4)7
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Apatite'-Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'-
Iron-Fe

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
OOxygen
O MerrilliteCa9NaMg(PO4)7
O ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
FFluorine
F ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
NaSodium
Na MerrilliteCa9NaMg(PO4)7
MgMagnesium
Mg MerrilliteCa9NaMg(PO4)7
PPhosphorus
P MerrilliteCa9NaMg(PO4)7
P ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
SSulfur
S TroiliteFeS
ClChlorine
Cl ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
CaCalcium
Ca MerrilliteCa9NaMg(PO4)7
Ca ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
FeIron
Fe TetrataeniteFeNi
Fe Iron (var: Kamacite)(Fe,Ni)
Fe TroiliteFeS
Fe Taenite(Fe,Ni)
Fe IronFe
NiNickel
Ni TetrataeniteFeNi
Ni Iron (var: Kamacite)(Fe,Ni)
Ni Taenite(Fe,Ni)

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Gattacceca, J., Rochette, P., Bourot-Denise, M. (2003) Magnetic properties of a freshly fallen LL ordinary chondrite: the Bensour meteorite. Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, 140(4), 343-358.

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