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Tatahouine  -   Diogenite


Diogenite (Achondrite) - Name:Tatahouine,Tunisia. Fall ! In the morning of June 27, 1931 a huge fireball exploded while in air 2 miles outside of the Tunisian town of Tatahouine breaking it up into thousands of fragments. Diogenite is a rare mineral .

Fs23,5; pyroxene: En75.0 Wo1.5

3.4kg: Paris, Mus. d'Hist. Nat.
206g: Moscow, Acad. Sci.
167g: Chicago, Field Mus. Nat. Hist.

Barrat J. A., Gillet Ph., Lesourd M., Blichert-Toft J. and Poupeau G. R. (1999) The Tatahouine diogenite: Mineralogy and chemical effects of sixty-three years of terrestrial residence. Meteorit. Planet. Sci. 34, 91-97.

Clayton R. N., Onuma N. and Mayeda T. K. (1976) A classification of meteorites based on oxygen isotopes. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 30, 10-18.


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