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Northwest Africa 2629
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 2629
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 2629
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2004
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 244 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 89  (2005)  Diogenite
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Diogenite
Recommended:  Diogenite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 426 approved meteorites classified as Diogenite.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Diogenites, and HED achondrites
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Northwest Africa 2629

Northwest Africa

Purchased 2004

Achondrite (diogenite)

A 244 g uncrusted, partial stone was purchased in Erfoud, Morocco. Description and classification (J. Wittke and T. Bunch, NAU): yellowish-green to brown, friable olivine-rich diogenite with orthopyroxene grains up to 21 mm in size; rare, unzoned olivine. Fa28 (FeO/MnO = 44). Orthopyroxene, Fs23.4Wo1.5 (FeO/MnO = 24.9); chromite, cr# = 87, mg# = 19.4. Also contains metal (Ni = 0.29 wt. %) and troilite. Shock level is moderate and lightly to moderately weathered. Likely paired with NWA 1877. Specimens: type specimen, 22 g, NAU; main mass, MFarmer.

Data from:
  MB89
  Table 7
  Line 346:
Place of purchase:Erfoud
Date:2004
Mass (g):244
Pieces:1
Class:Dio
Fayalite (mol%):28
Ferrosilite (mol%):23.4
Classifier:Ted Bunch, NAU
Type spec mass (g):22
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)
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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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 6877 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2037 unapproved names)

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