IID Iron Meteorite | GHERIAT 004 I 32.8g, Collector Specimen | A+++
Name: Gheriat 004
This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2017
Mass: 2.7 kg
This is 1 of 22 approved meteorites classified as Iron, IID
|Comments:||Approved 28 Jun 2017|
Writeup from MB 106:
Gheriat 004 30.607804E, 13.438359N
Classification: Iron meteorite (IID)
History: In December 2009, a single dark redish-brown metallic stone was found in the Zamzem valley of Libya by brothers Mohammed and Abbas Alazhari and used as a hammer for several years before Abbas recognized it as a meteorite. In 2016, a small piece of the stone was sent to ROM for preliminary analysis, and later that year the remainder of the stone was sent to Dustin Dickens who submitted it for official classification at UWO.
Petrography: (A. Bouvier) Fresh interior, medium octahedrite texture. No inclusions were observed in the repository specimen.
Geochemistry: (A. Bouvier, UWO) Elemental composition of the metal in wt%: Ni = 9.8, Co=0.64; and in ppm: Cr=36.9, Cu=269, Ga73.2, As=6.5, W=2.6, Ir=9.8 and Au=0.55.
Classification: Iron, IID
Specimens: Two slices totalling 92.1 g at UWO.
|Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen's Park, Toronto, Ontario M5S 2C6, Canada (institutional address; updated 18 Oct 2011)
University of Western Ontario, Department of Earth Sciences, BGS 1026, 1151 Richmond St. N, London, Ontario, Canada N6A 5B7, Canada (institutional address; updated 18 Jul 2015)
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