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Northwest Africa 2088
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 2088
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 2088
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2003
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 252 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 89  (2005)  Ureilite
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Ureilite
Recommended:  Ureilite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 533 approved meteorites classified as Ureilite.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Ureilites
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Northwest Africa 2088

Morocco

Found 2003

Achondrite (ureilite)

A single complete stone of 252 g was purchased in Rissani, Morocco in 2003 November. Description and classification (J. Wittke and T. Bunch, NAU): typical ureilite of low metamorphic grade; contains graphite flakes and limited development of silicate rim reduction and interstitial metal. No evidence of preferred grain orientation. Pigeonite shows pronounced {100} lamellar twinning. Olivine cores, Fa10.3, rims Fa7.8; pigeonite, Fs9.1Wo7.3. Shock level, S3; weathering grade, W2. Specimens: type specimen 20.7 g, and one thin section, NAU; main mass, MFarmer.

Data from:
  MB89
  Table 7
  Line 87:
Place of purchase:Rissani
Date:Nov 2003
Mass (g):252
Pieces:1
Class:Ure
Shock stage:S3
Weathering grade:W2
Fayalite (mol%):7.8-10.3
Ferrosilite (mol%):9.1
Type spec mass (g):22.7
Comments:Wo7.3; Undefined note. NAU is Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ 86011, USA
Institutions
   and collections
NAU: Geology, Bldg 12 Knoles Dr Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ 86011, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 12 Apr 2012)
MFarmer: Michael Farmer, P.O. Box 86059, Tucson, AZ 85754-6059, United States; Website (private address)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 89, MAPS 40, A201-A263 (2005)
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Photos from the Encyclopedia of Meteorites:
Mike Farmer   
Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 7385 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1955 unapproved names)

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