Acfer 340 : L5 © Meteoriteshow  

Official name : Acfer 340
Date of find :
May 12, 2002
Total mass :
173,5 g
# of fragments :
6 fragments
Place : Acfer (Algeria)
Meteoritical Bulletin n°
87 (2003)
Classified by :
MNHN Paris & Blaise Pascal University - Clt. Fd.
Type :
L5
Weathering grade : W0
%Fa :
24,1%
%Fs : 20,5%
Remarks :
Very fresh meteorite, certainly part of a multiple fall.
 


on site picture : May 12, 2002


view of the 6 fragments recovered
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cut section with fair colored matrix (fresh)
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except very few of them, chondrules are almost invisible in spite of the high freshness of this meteorite, proving its high metamorphism.

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Nice small end-cut showing an armored chondrule and different lithologies...

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