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Northwest Africa 2060
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 2060
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 2060
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2003
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 985 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 88  (2004)  Howardite
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Howardite
Recommended:  Howardite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 374 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 2060

Morocco

Found 2003

Achondrite (howardite)

A 985 g, very fresh stone with shiny fusion crust, was purchased in Rissani, July 2003. Classification and mineralogy (T. Bunch and J. Wittke, NAU): a howardite of unusual characteristics. Fine-grained and powdery, average clast and mineral grain size is < 2 mm with few clasts > 3 mm. Clast modes: diogenites, 74 vol. %; eucrites 20 vol. % (12 % cumulate, 8 % basaltic); anorthositic-like clasts, 3 %; shock melt clasts. 2 %, and opaques, 1%. Diogenite orthopyroxene, Fs35.6-38.8Wo2.3-4.2; plagioclase, An 87; chromite, Cr/(Cr+Al) = 0.81; metal, Ni = 0.67 wt %. Melt inclusions in opx contain Ca-rich pyroxene, Fs33.3Wo37.5; phosphate, silica phase, and K-rich glass. Plagioclase-pyroxene cumulates, Fs38.2Wo21; plagioclase, An86.Other eucrite textures include recrystallized, granular, ophitic, subophitic, and variolitic (Fs31.6Wo7 and Fs61.8Wo33). Plagioclase-rich clasts have 95 vol.% plagioclase (An96.1). Mildly shocked; no apparent oxidation or Fe staining. Specimens: 26 g, NAU: main mass. Boswell.

Data from:
  MB88
  Table 4
  Line 148:
Date:2003
Mass (g):985
Pieces:1
Class:How
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NAU: Geology, Bldg 12 Knoles Dr Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ 86011, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 12 Apr 2012)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 88, MAPS 39, A215-A272 (2004)
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Aeroliths Collection Theodossiou   
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Nuno Chaves   
The Wilcox Collection of Meteorites   
Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 7035 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2000 unapproved names)

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