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Northwest Africa 1819
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 1819
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 1819
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2003
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 68.4 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 88  (2004)  Howardite
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Howardite
Recommended:  Howardite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 400 approved meteorites classified as Howardite.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, HED achondrites, and Howardites
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Writeup from MB 88:

Northwest Africa 1819

Morocco

Purchased 2003 January

Achondrite (Howardite)

Four broken, partly crusted stones (total 68.4 g) were purchased in Rissani by a Moroccan dealer for N. Oakes (Oakes) in 2003 January.  Classification and mineralogy (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS): Breccia consisting mainly of cumulate eucrite debris with subordinate fragments of pinkish orthopyroxene and sparse basaltic eucrite clasts.  The proportion of diogenitic orthopyroxene fragments (Fs1.5Wo24.2, FeO/MnO = 24.2) exceeds the 10 vol.% necessary to classify this sample as a howardite.  The cumulate eucrite debris consists of mineral and polycrystalline clasts composed of pigeonite, anorthite, silica polymorph, troilite, ilmenite and rare fayalite.  Specimens: type specimen, 14 g and one polished thin section, UWS; main mass, Oakes.

Data from:
  MB88
  Table 4
  Line 32:
Date:P Jan 2003
Mass (g):68.4
Pieces:4
Class:How
Institutions
   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)
Oakes: Nelson Oakes, Route 1, House 50C, Uniondale, PA 18470, United States; Website (private address)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 88, MAPS 39, A215-A272 (2004)
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 7937 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1960 unapproved names)

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