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Northwest Africa 2352
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 2352
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 2352
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2004
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 302 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 89  (2005)  Ureilite
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Ureilite
Recommended:  Ureilite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 666 approved meteorites classified as Ureilite.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Ureilites
Writeup from MB online:

Northwest Africa 2352

Northwest Africa

Found 2003

Achondrite (Ureilite)

A complete, dark brown and partially crusted stone of 389 g was purchased in Erfoud, Morocco.  Description and classification (T. Bunch and J. Wittke, NAU): high amounts of large, laminated graphite grains (up to 1.9 mm in length) occur interstitially to olivine and pigeonite; only small amounts of carbonaceous-metal-silicate masses are present. Very limited olivine rim reduction or smelting, R1 level with less that 0.02 mm of olivine margins affected. Olivine cores, Fa11.9, FeO/MnO = 21 and rims are Fa10.7, FeO/MnO = 19; pigeonite. Fs11.4Wo9.4, FeO/MnO = 13.7. Oxygen isotopes (D. Rumble, CIW): replicate analyses by laser fluorination gave δ17O = 2.86 and 2.89, δ18O = 7.16 and 7.37 and Δ17O = -0.913 and  -1.002 per mil. Very lightly weathered in the interior with low-level shock. Specimens: type sample, 21.1 g, NAU*: main mass, Regelman.  

Data from:
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Classifier:T. Bunch, NAU
Type spec location:NAU* type specimen now at ROM/YPMNH. 15.18 g plus one polished thin section at ROM; 4.3 g at YPMNH.
Comments:Work name 448, thin section PYD1
Data from:
  Table 7
  Line 193:
Place of purchase:Erfoud
Mass (g):302
Fayalite (mol%):10.7-11.9
Classifier:Ted Bunch, NAU
Type spec mass (g):21.1
Type spec location:NAU*
Main mass:Regelman
Comments:Pigeonite Fs11Wo9.4; Δ17O = -1‰
Plots: O isotopes:  
   and collections
NAU*: Collection discontinued. Specimens redistributed as shown in individual meteorite records, United States (institutional address; updated 24 Jun 2024)
ROM: Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen's Park, Toronto, Ontario M5S 2C6, Canada (institutional address; updated 18 Oct 2011)
CIW: Carnegie Insitution Washington, Geophysical Laboratory, 5251 Broad Branch Rd., NW, Washington DC 20015, United States (institutional address)
YPMNH: Yale University Peabody Museum of Natural History P.O. Box 208118 New Haven, CT 06520-8118 , United States; Website (institutional address; updated 30 Aug 2014)
NAU: Geology, Bldg 12 Knoles Dr Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ 86011, United States (institutional address; updated 12 Apr 2012)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 89, MAPS 40, A201-A263 (2005)
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 113, in preparation (2024)
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     This is 1 of 9790 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1854 unapproved names)

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