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Northwest Africa 2434
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 2434
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 2434
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2004
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 441 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 89  (2005)  Diogenite-metal-rich
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Diogenite
Recommended:  Diogenite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 465 approved meteorites classified as Diogenite.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Diogenites, and HED achondrites
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Writeup from MB 89:

Northwest Africa 2434

Northwest Africa

Purchased 2004

Achondrite (diogenite, metal-rich)

A 441 g partially crusted stone was purchased in Erfoud, Morocco. Description and classification (J. Wittke and T. Bunch, NAU): highly brecciated, metal-rich diogenite with orthopyroxene fragments up to 11 mm in size and scattered recrystallized pockets. Modal content in vol. %: orthopyroxene, 86.2; metal, 7.3 (heterogeneously distributed, 4.3 to 13.2 vol. %); plagioclase, 5.5, phosphate, sulfide and chromite < 2. Orthopyroxene, Fs24.2Wo1.3 (FeO/MnO = 32.7); Ca-rich pyroxene, Fs8Wo46.9; plagioclase, An95.7; chromite, cr# = 69; metal, Ni = 6.5 wt. %. Very fresh; shock level, S2. Specimens: type specimen, 27.6 g, NAU; main mass, Hall.

Data from:
  MB89
  Table 7
  Line 246:
Place of purchase:Erfoud
Date:2004
Mass (g):441
Pieces:1
Class:Dio
Classifier:Ted Bunch, NAU
Type spec mass (g):27.6
Type spec location:NAU
Institutions
   and collections
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. 89, MAPS 40, A201-A263 (2005)
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Photos from the Encyclopedia of Meteorites:
Don Edwards   
Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 7937 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1960 unapproved names)

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