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Tirhert   contributed by Roberto Vargas, IMCA 5746   MetBul Link

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14.24 grams.   Eucrite-unbr

TKW 8 kg. Fall observed 9 July 2014, Guelmim-Es-Semara, Morocco.

The MetBul has this description:
Glassy black fusion crust with translucent patches revealing plagioclase grains beneath. Broken surface shows mm-size white plagioclase and honey brown pyroxene grains, also some scattered mm-size opaque grains. Friable.


Roberto writes:
Tirhert is one of ninety-two meteorites classified as an Unbrecciated Eucrite, according to metbul. This particular full slice is 14.24 grams and has glassy fusion crust along most of its edges. The slice was expertly prepared by Marcin A. Cimała of Polandmet Meteorites. The stone from which it was cut originally belonged to Tomasz Jakubowski. It was sold to Mark Lyon, who had it sent to Marcin for slicing. This slice was then sold to Pierre-Marie Pelé, who sold it to me.
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Bernd Pauli
 9/20/2019 1:07:26 PM
The close-up photo 3 is really nice and spectacular!

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