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Northwest Africa 1235
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 1235
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 1235
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2000
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 80 g
Classification
  history:
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  Aubrite-an
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 86  (2002)  Aubrite-an
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Aubrite-an
Recommended:  Aubrite-an    [explanation]

This is 1 of 6 approved meteorites classified as Aubrite-an.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Aubrites, Enstatite achondrites, and Enstatite-rich meteorites
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Writeup from MB 86:

Northwest Africa 1235

Northwest Africa

Found 2000

Enstatite achondrite (possibly anomalous aubrite)

The 80 g individual has a dark brown fusion crust. Mineralogy and description (C. A. Lorenz, Vernad): medium-grained subophitic rock consisting of Fe-poor enstatite, En99Wo1 (76 vol%), feldspar An74.8–95.6Or0.6–6.8 (8 vol%), minor silica (1 vol%) and 15 vol% of Si-bearing Fe metal, schreibersite, Cr-bearing troilite and rust. Accessory minerals are oldhamite, ferromagnesian alabandite, sphalerite, Fe-Ni metal, taenite, carbon phase, Fe-Ni-Cr alloy, Sb- and Ag-sulfides. The meteorite bears some similarities with Itqiy. Shock stage is S2/3, weathering stage is W3/4. Specimens: type specimen, 16.6 g and two polished thin sections, Vernad; main mass is with the anonymous finder.

Data from:
  MB86
  Table 6
  Line 150:
Date:2000
Mass (g):80
Pieces:1
Class:Enstatite achondrite
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Vernad: Vernadsky Institute of Geochemistry and Analytical Chemistry, Russia (institutional address; updated 21 Feb 2016)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 86, MAPS 37, A157-A184 (2002)
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 6551 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2022 unapproved names)

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