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Northwest Africa 1649
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 1649
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 1649
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2002
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 70.8 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 88  (2004)  Eucrite-pmict
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Eucrite-pmict
Recommended:  Eucrite-pmict    [explanation]

This is 1 of 347 approved meteorites classified as Eucrite-pmict.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Eucrites, and HED achondrites
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Writeup from MB 88:

Northwest Africa 1649

Morocco

Purchased 2002 October

Achondrite (eucrite, polymict)

A complete fusion-crusted stone of 70.8 g was purchased from a Moroccan dealer by A. and G. Hupé (xHupé).  Classification and mineralogy (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS): Clasts of cumulate eucrite debris, composed of anorthite, exsolved pigeonite, silica, troilite, Ni-poor Fe metal and rare ilmenite.  Sparse (<5% by volume) clasts of diogenitic orthopyroxene (Fs20.1Wo1.2, FeO/MnO = 29.2) and rare, small basaltic eucrite clasts.  Unique components include a large (4 mm x 6 mm) quench-textured eucritic rock (composed of glass plus elongate, skeletal low-Ca pyroxene grains with more Fe-rich rims) and a fine grained ferroan intergrowth (breakdown of former pyroxferroite) consisting of fayalite+hedenbergite+silica in a polygonal texture.  Specimens: type specimen, 15 g, and one polished thin section, UWS; main mass, xHupé.

Data from:
  MB88
  Table 4
  Line 15:
Place of purchase:Zagora
Date:P Oct 2002
Mass (g):70.8
Pieces:1
Class:Euc pm
Classifier:A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS
Type spec mass (g):20
Main mass:Hupé
Institutions
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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)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 88, MAPS 39, A215-A272 (2004)
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Photos from the Encyclopedia of Meteorites:
Don Edwards   
Shinishi Kato   
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Phil Schmitz   
Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 7328 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1973 unapproved names)

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