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Northwest Africa 2235
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 2235
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 2235
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2000
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 64 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 88  (2004)  Lodranite
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Lodranite
Recommended:  Lodranite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 82 approved meteorites classified as Lodranite.   [show all]
Search for other: Acapulcoite-lodranite family, Lodranites, and Primitive achondrites
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Writeup from MB 88:

Northwest Africa 2235

Near Alnif, Morocco

Found 2000

Achondrite (Lodranite)

A 64 g stone was purchased by Bruno Fectay and Carine Bidaut from an anonymous fossil hunter who found it within 100km of Alnif. Classification (H. Takeda, Chiba, A. Yamaguchi, NIPR): The meteorite is a coarse grained aggregate (0.5-2 mm in longest dimension) with triple point junctions, consisting mainly of olivine (Fo88), orthopyroxene (Wo2Fo85Fs13), Fe-Ni metal, troilite and minor augite (Wo40Fo54Fs6) and chromite (Cr/(Cr+Al) = 0.85, Fe/(Fe+Mg)= 0.63. Shock stage S1, weathering grade W1. Specimens: type specimen 13 g and thin section, NIPR, main mass Fectay.

Data from:
  MB88
  Table 4
  Line 162:
Origin or pseudonym:Alnif, Morocco
Date:2000
Mass (g):64
Pieces:1
Class:Lodran
Type spec mass (g):13
Institutions
   and collections
NIPR: Antarctic Meteorite Research Center, National Institute of Polar Research, 10-3 Midori-cho, Tachikawa, Tokyo 190-8518, Japan; Website (institutional address; updated 9 Dec 2013)
Chiba: Chiba Institute of Technology, Tsudanuma, Narashino, Chiba 275-0016, Japan (institutional address)
Fectay: Bruno Fectay and Carine Bidaut, La Memoire de la Terre SARL, 39800 Aumont, France; Website (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:
Bruno Fectay and Carine Bidaut   
Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 7354 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1958 unapproved names)

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