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Northwest Africa 1880
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 1880
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 1880
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2002
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 7 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 88  (2004)  Diogenite
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Diogenite
Recommended:  Diogenite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 432 approved meteorites classified as Diogenite.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Diogenites, and HED achondrites
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Writeup from MB 88:

Northwest Africa 1880

Western Sahara

Purchased 2002

Achondrite (diogenite)

A single stone of about 7 g was found in 2002 by an anonymous finder in the Western Sahara and purchased in 2002 in Erfoud. Classification and mineralogy (A. Greshake, MNB, and M. Kurz, Kurz): dominated by large orthopyroxene crystals, minor phases include olivine, troilite, and Fe-Al-chromite; orthopyroxene, Fs26Wo3.2, olivine, Fa29.6; oxygen isotopes (I. Franchi and R. C. Greenwood, OU): δ17O = +1.42‰, δ18O = +3.16‰, Δ17O = -0.22‰; low degree of shock; low to moderately weathered. Specimens:; type specimen; 1.5 g, plus one polished thin section, MNB; main mass, anonymous finder.

Data from:
  MB88
  Table 4
  Line 47:
Place of purchase:Erfoud
Date:P 2002
Mass (g):7
Pieces:1
Class:Dio
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB
Type spec mass (g):1.5
Main mass:Stefan Ralew, Kunibertstraße 29, 12524 Berlin
Plots: O isotopes:  
Institutions
   and collections
MNB: Museum für Naturkunde, Invalidenstraße 43, D-10115 Berlin, Germany (institutional address; updated 24 Dec 2011)
OU: Planetary and Space Sciences Department of Physical Sciences The Open University Walton Hall Milton Keynes MK7 6AA United Kingdom, United Kingdom (institutional address; updated 8 Dec 2011)
Kurz: M. Kurz, Schillerstrasse 7, D-34626 Neukirchen, Germany (private address)
Ralew: Stefan Ralew, Kunibertstraße 29, 12524 Berlin, Germany; Website (private address)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 88, MAPS 39, A215-A272 (2004)
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 7009 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2002 unapproved names)

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