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TASSÉDET 004 (29.7 gram)

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[ Meteoritical Bulletin Database ]


Classification: Chondrite H5-impact melt breccia, S3, W1
Place/Time: 2019 in Niger
Mass: 12 kg

Specimens was classified and received separate number NWA 12676, but its part of large find that is classified as TASSÉDET 004 (previously named TCHIFADDINE).

History: The meteorite was purchased from a local meteorite dealer in Niger.

Physical characteristics: Three dark brownish fragments without fusion crust.

Petrography: The meteorite is a melt breccia composed of H5 chondritic regions (plagioclase grain size about 20 μm) and abundant up to 1 cm wide recrystallized melt rock veins and pockets with characteristic FeNi metal and sufide spherules. Some spheres are up to 6 mm in apparent diameter.

Specimen condition:  Full slice, 3mm thin, one side polished