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Northwest Africa 047
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 047
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 047
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2000
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 5.2 kg
Classification
  history:
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  Eucrite-mmict
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 85  (2001)  Eucrite-mmict
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Eucrite
Recommended:  Eucrite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 418 approved meteorites classified as Eucrite.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Eucrites, and HED achondrites
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Writeup from MB 85:

Northwest Africa 047

Northwest Africa

Purchased 2000 April

Achondrite (monomict eucrite)

A 5200 g stone was purchased in the town of Erfoud. Mineralogy and classification (J. Barrat, UAng; P. Gillet, ENSL): a breccia containing numerous clasts of subophitic basalt in a gray, medium­grained, recrystallized matrix; contains plagioclase (An85–88), pigeonite (Fs60.0Wo5.6, n = 13) with exolved clinopyroxene (Fs30 Wo42, n = 8), tridymite (determined by Raman spectrometry), ilmenite, and chromite; phases identical in composition in matrix and clasts. Specimens: 53 g plus polished section, ENSL; main mass, Carion.

Data from:
  MB85
  Table 4
  Line 15:
Place of purchase:Erfoud
Mass (g):5200
Pieces:1
Class:Eucrite
Institutions
   and collections
ENSL: Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, Laboratoire de Sciences de la Terre, 46 allée d'Italie 69364 Lyon Cedex, France (institutional address; updated 27 Feb 2011)
Carion: Alain Carion, 6 rue Jean du Bellay, 75004 Paris, France; Website (private address)
UAng: Université d'Angers, Faculté des Sciences, 2 bd Lavoisier, 49045 Angers Cedex, France (institutional address)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 85, MAPS 36, A293-A322 (2001)
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Photos from the Encyclopedia of Meteorites:
Alain Carion   
Don Edwards   
Mark Bostick   
Matteo Chinellato   
Photos uploaded by members of the Encyclopedia of Meteorites.
    (Caution, these are of unknown reliability)
Gerald Armstrong   
John Lutzon   
Michael S. Scherman   
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 6672 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2024 unapproved names)

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