28° 36.56' N., 13° 02.95' E. Libyan Sahara Found October 18, 1997 Stone. Carbonaceous chondrite (CH), B chondrite or bencubbinite
Total known weight 3173 g in only one piece. This meteorite has a high metal content of ~57 vol%. Other constituents are chondrules and silicate fragments. One CAI has been observed. It's a rare breccia that doesn't fit with any other chondrite group, although is similar to the CR group. A new group named ¨bencubbinite¨ or B chondrite as been proposed. Classification and analysis (J. Zipfel, MPI): Bulk composition: 69.6 wt% Fe, 2.48 ppm Ir, 0.14 ppm Au, 4.42 wt% Mg, 4.67 ppm Sc; for further details on grouping this meteorite with CH chon-drites, see Zipfel et al. (1998a). Weisberg et al. (1998) group this meteorite with Bencubbin. Specimens: type specimen and two polished sections, MPI; main mass with finder.
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