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Northwest Africa 1109
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 1109
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 1109
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2001
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 6 kg
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 87  (2003)  Eucrite-pmict
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Eucrite-pmict
Recommended:  Eucrite-pmict    [explanation]

This is 1 of 275 approved meteorites classified as Eucrite-pmict.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Eucrites, and HED achondrites
Writeup from MB 87:

Northwest Africa 1109


Purchased 2001 October/December

Achondrite (eucrite, polymict)

A.     and G. Hupé (xHupé) purchased four stones totalling 2.54 kg from a Moroccan dealer in 2001 October and December, but the total weight of this material including that held by other collectors is estimated to be nearly 6 kg. The stones show distinctive white and grey mineral and lithic clasts in a light tan matrix Classification and mineralogy (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS): polycrystalline clasts include basaltic eucrite (ophitic texture, variable grain size, mainly anorthite + pigeonite Wo16Fs57, FeO/MnO = 30); cumulate eucrite (coarse grained, equigranular, mainly anorthite + exsolved pigeonite with accessory silica); rare eucritic breccias and distinctive ferroan intergrowths (fayalite + hedenbergite + silica ± troilite). Mineral clasts include homogeneous pigeonite grains (Wo15Fs31, FeO/MnO = 26), pigeonite grains with clinopyroxene exsolution lamellae (FeO/MnO = 30–33), anorthitic plagioclase (Ab6-Ab10) and a silica polymorph. Accessory minerals in clasts and matrix include ilmenite, Fe metal, chromite, baddeleyite and apatite. Specimens: type specimen, 20 g, and four polished thin sections, UWS; main mass, xHupé.

Data from:
  Table 8
  Line 37:
Place of purchase:Erfoud
Date:P Nov 2001
Mass (g):1530
Class:Euc pm
Classifier:A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS
Type spec mass (g):21
Main mass:Hupé
Comments:see separate entry
   and collections
UWS: University of Washington, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, 70 Johnson Hall, Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 15 Jan 2012)
xHupé: (old address—now see GHupé or AHupé) G. and A. Hupe, 2616 Lake Youngs Court SE, Renton, WA 98058., United States (private address)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 87, MAPS 38, A189-A248 (2003)
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     This is 1 of 5419 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2113 unapproved names)

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