Ksar Daghara 002 (H6) – 20.45g main mass


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20.45g endcut (main mass). Sold with label/certificate of authenticity. I found this meteorite in 2012 in the strewnfield of the Tatahouine meteorite, between houses !   Here is the GPS coordinates : 32°57’34.2”N, 10°28’44.6”E.

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Ksar Daghara 002 (KD 002)        32.960°N, 10.479°E

Tatawin, Tunisia

Found: 2012 Apr

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H6)

History: Found by Pierre-Marie Pele while prospecting in the Tatahouine diogenite strewnfield.

Physical characteristics: A single small, elongate stone (30.08 g).

Petrography: (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS) Extensively recrystallized with rare chondrules, abundant altered metal and cross-cutting goethite veinlets. Composed of olivine, orthopyroxene, sodic plagioclase, chromite, troilite and altered kamacite.

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa17.8-18.0), orthopyroxene (Fs16.0-17.3Wo1.0-0.9).

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H6).

Specimens: A total of 6.1 g of type material and one polished thin section are on deposit at UWB. The main mass is held by P-M. Pele.