Silicated Iron from Morrocco
Item: 203.1 Dimensions: 150 x 85 x 5 mm Weight: 248 g
Partial/complete: Complete slice
Cube: ~15mm x 15mm x 15mm ≈ 15mm3


Country: Morocco
Region: Ouarzazate
Found: 1987
Group: Iron
Type: Octahedrite
Class: IAB-ung
Total known weight: ~50kg

An unreported number of masses, the largest weighing 20kg, were found 20 miles S of Zagora, Met. Bull. 67, Meteoritics, 1989, 24, p.60. Analysis, 9.8% Ni, 62.2 ppm Ga, 226 ppm Ge, 2.68 ppm Ir, J.T.Wasson et al., GCA, 1989, 53, p.735. Be-10 and Al-26 contents of metal and silicates, H.Nagai et al., Papers 16th Symp. Ant. Met., NIPR Tokyo, 1991, p.131; see also, GCA, 1993, 57, p.3705. Mn-Cr systematics for alabandite, I.D.Hutcheon et al., LPSC, 1992, 23, p.565 (abs.). New analysis, B.G.Choi et al., GCA, 1995, 59, p.593. Oxygen isotopic composition, R.N.Clayton and T.K.Mayeda, GCA, 1996, 60, p.1999. Petrology of silicate inclusions, G.K.Benedix et al., MAPS, 2000, 35, p.1127. New classification: an ungrouped member of the IAB complex, J.T.Wasson and G.W.Kallemeyn, GCA, 2002, 66, p.2445.