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ISSINEN
(Provisional Working Name)

TKW: 70.58 g
Discovered 2003, Number: 2.

Discovery: One broken stone ( 20.17 g ) with fusion crust was discovered in early february 2003 and a second stone totaly crusted ( 50.41 g ) was discovered in November 2003 not far, really not far. Issinen is the local name of the place where both stones were discovered in the Sahara. Its exact coordinates are kept confidential by Caillou Noir. Sorry for competitors and friends hunters!

Macroscopic Aspect: While the smaller stone, presenting a black shiny vitrified fusion crust side and broken side is not an entire individual, the bigger one is an oriented complete stone with incredible features: typical achondritic shinny fusion crust, primary and secondary fusion crust, flow lines, thumbprints and above all, interclast fusion crust rims, a very very rare feature. see our astonishing photos.

Analyses: A 6,28 g slice was given to Bertrand Devouard, University Blaise Pascal Clermont Ferrand for analyses. Analyse is in progress. From information we have today, this meteorite will probably be classifed in the very rare ADIO polymict class, together with Aioun Al Atrouss, Garland, Peckelsheim, Y-791073, NWA 1239. Further investigations will reveal possible pairing with other saharan meteorites of unknown locations already discovered.

       
The 13.36 g end cut
Flow lines on primary fusion crust
( 50.41g individual extrados)
Very very rare interclast fusion crust rims on intrados
( 50.41g individual )
Secondary fusion crust on Thumbprinted Intrados
(50.41 g individual.)


The Issinen 50.41 g individual ------- Dimensions: 54 mm * 34 mm * 22 mm ------- SOLD !
Please note that the orange specks are not rust but fusion crust!. We may go back to microprobe to see what they are really.


looks oriented, no !


The white clast in the upper right is the orange speck on the crust. I have to go back to the microprobe. Sure.

© Michel FRANCO Caillou Noir 2003/2006