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Northwest Africa 2481
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 2481
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 2481
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2003
Country: Western Sahara
Mass:help 5.01 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 89  (2005)  Eucrite
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Eucrite
Recommended:  Eucrite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 471 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as Eucrite.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Eucrites, and HED achondrites
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Northwest Africa 2481

Western Sahara

Found 2003

Achondrite (polymict eucrite)

Several stones totaling 5009 g partly covered with fusion crust were found 2003 in Western Sahara. Classification and mineralogy (A. Greshake and M. Kurz, Berlin): a polymict breccia consisting of lithic and mineral clasts set into a fine-grained brecciated groundmass of dominantly plagioclase, Ca-pyroxene, and opaque phases; lithic clasts are basaltic fragments and more rarely impact melt clasts; large mineral fragments include plagioclase and exsolved Ca-pyroxene; plagioclase, An89.8 (range An87.5-92.3); pigeonite, Fs43.1-53.3Wo5.8-18.7; augite, Fs36.2-39.5Wo30.2-31.4; minor phases include silica and ilmenite; high degree of shock; low degree of weathering. Main mass with anonymous finder; type specimen 20.4 g plus one polished thin section MNB.

Data from:
  MB89
  Table 7
  Line 270:
Origin or pseudonym:Western Sahara
Date:2003
Mass (g):5009
Pieces:several
Class:Euc
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB and M. Kurz
Type spec mass (g):20.4
Comments:Pig: Fs43.1-53.3Wo5.8-18.7; Plag An87.5-92.3
Institutions
   and collections
MNB: Museum f├╝r Naturkunde, Invalidenstra├če 43, D-10115 Berlin, Germany (institutional address; updated 24 Dec 2011)
Kurz: M. Kurz, Schillerstrasse 7, D-34626 Neukirchen, Germany (private address)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 89, MAPS 40, A201-A263 (2005)
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Geography:

Western Sahara
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 218 approved meteorites from Western Sahara (plus 19 unapproved names)

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