Acfer 358 : H6 © Meteoriteshow  

Official name : Acfer 358
Date of find :
November 15, 2002
Total mass :
70 g
# of fragments :
1 fragment
Place : Acfer (Algeria)
Meteoritical Bulletin n°
88 (expected May 04)
Classified by :
ENS Lyon - France
Type :
H6
Weathering grade :
W1
Shock stage : S4
Fa% : 18.48% (range: 16.4-20.7%)
Fs% : 16.92% (range: 14.2-19.9%)
Remarks (ENS) :
ACFER 358 is an H6 chondrite that presents a strong mosaicism for both olivine and pyroxene. Those two minerals also show numerous planar fractures. Feldspar is in general well crystalline but sometimes shows little amorphization. This meteorite needs therefore to be classified as shock stage 4.
 


on site picture : November 15, 2002
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Cut section, showing that this meteorite is very rich in metal flakes and fresh

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