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Northwest Africa 2696
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 2696
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 2696
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2004
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 15 kg
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 109  (2020)  Eucrite-br
Recommended:  Eucrite-br    [explanation]

This is 1 of 237 approved meteorites classified as Eucrite-br.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Eucrites, and HED achondrites
Comments: Approved 28 Sep 2020
Writeup from MB 109:

Northwest Africa 2696 (NWA 2696)

Northwest Africa

Purchased: 2004

Classification: HED achondrite (Eucrite, brecciated)

History: Purchased by Greg Hupé in 2004 from several Moroccan dealers.

Petrography: (A. Irving, UWS and J. Boesenberg, Brown U) Breccia containing some fine- to medium-grained eucrite clasts plus abundant related angular crystalline debris. Minerals are exsolved pigeonite, calcic plagioclase, unexsolved pigeonite, subcalcic augite, ilmenite, silica, chromite, altered Ni-free metal and troilite. No olivine or diogenitic orthopyroxene was found in the studied thin section.

Geochemistry: Low-Ca pyroxene host (Fs55.9-57.8Wo2.6-4.6, FeO/MnO = 27-29, N = 7), augite exsolution lamellae (Fs26.5-29.2Wo38.2-41.2, FeO/MnO = 26-28, N = 2), pigeonite (Fs44.6-48.8Wo19.5-14.7; Fs54.0Wo7.6; FeO/MnO = 25-29, N = 6), subcalcic augite (Fs39.7-42.0Wo27.0-24.0, FeO/MnO = 25-29, N = 2), plagioclase (An76.8-93.1Or1.9-0.5, N = 5).

Classification: Eucrite (breccia).

Specimens: 28 g including one polished thin section at PSF; remainder with Mr. G. Hupé.

Data from:
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Morocco
Date:P 2004
Mass (g):~15000
Shock stage:low
Weathering grade:low
Ferrosilite (mol%):55.9-57.8; 26.5-29.2; 44.6-48.8
Wollastonite (mol%):2.6-4.6; 38.2-41.2; 19.5-14.7
Classifier:A. Irving, UWS, and J. Boesenberg, BrownU
Type spec mass (g):28.0
Type spec location:PSF
Main mass:G. Hupe
Comments:Submitted by A. Irving
   and collections
PSF: Planetary Studies Foundation,10 Winterwood Lane, Unit B, Galena, Illinois 61036-9283, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 1 Dec 2011)
UWS: University of Washington, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, 70 Johnson Hall, Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 15 Jan 2012)
Hupe: (old address—now see GHupé or AHupé) G. and A. Hupe, 2616 Lake Youngs Court SE, Renton, WA 98058., United States (private address)
BrownU: Joseph Boesenberg Brown University Dept of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences (DEEPS) 324 Brook Street Providence, RI 02912 , United States (institutional address; updated 4 Jan 2024)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 109, in preparation (2020)
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     This is 1 of 9743 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1857 unapproved names)

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