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Northwest Africa 3129
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 3129
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 3129
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2002
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 132.1 g
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 3129

Northwest Africa

Found 2002

Achondrite (eucrite)

A single, partially crusted 132.1 g stone was purchased in Erfoud in 2004 February. Description and classification (T. Bunch and J. Wittke, NAU): light to medium gray, microcrystalline (< 0.3 mm, mean grain size of ~ 0.2 mm), subophitic basalt; fractured with interclast granulation and recrystallization; minor clast rotation. Pigeonite, Fs56.3-63.5Wo16.1-6.5 with submicron exsolution lamellae; Ca-pyroxene, Fs49Wo27.9; plagioclase, An90.8, chromite, cr# = 92.7, troilite, ilmenite, metal, and silica. Shock level, S2-3; low grade weathering. Specimens: 20.1, NAU; main mass, Oakes.

Data from:
  MB89
  Table 7
  Line 470:
Origin or pseudonym:Morocco
Place of purchase:Erfoud
Date:2002
Mass (g):132.1
Pieces:1
Class:Euc
Type spec mass (g):20.1
Comments:Pig Fs56.3-63.5Wo16.1-6.5; An90.8; 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)
Oakes: Nelson Oakes, Route 1, House 50C, Uniondale, PA 18470, United States; Website (private address)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 89, MAPS 40, A201-A263 (2005)
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Geography:

Morocco
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 1488 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 22 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)

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