full - slice
of the Meteorite Meteorite Al Haggounia 001
Found in 2006 in Al Haggounia / Morocco /Western Sahara
Several tons of this material have been found on the ground or by digging near Al Haggounia, Morocco
The outer surface is rusty brown due to severe alteration. Looks like a sedimentary breccia cemented by iron oxide and carbonate. Color changes from bluish gray to rusty brown closest to the fractures are observed. Yellow patches of sulfur (alteration) are widespread. The rocks are significantly porous with pore sizes from several cm to hundreds of microns.
Dominated by enstatite and plagioclase. Troilite, graphite daubreelite, oldhamite, kamacite rich in Si and schreibersite are present.
2006 originally classified as Aubrite (Achondrite) with extensive weathering.
2016 reclassified as vesicular, incompletely melted, EL chondrite impact melt rock.
front side fine sanded ; back side fine sanded
slice is showing some of the rare chondrules and cracks, cemented with iron oxide and carbonate
scale cube is 1 x 1 x 1 cm
Meteorite Collector Association Member #3503.
- Mineral principal / Nombre del meteorito
- Meteorito Al Haggounia 001 rebanada completa
- Forma mineral / Tipos de meteoritos
- Roca fundida de enstatita / Aubrite
- EL-melt rock
- 96×62×5.1 mm
- 58.7 g
- Origen (región / ciudad)
- Sahara Occidental
- Origen (país)
- Encontrado 2006