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Northwest Africa 3152
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 3152
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 3152
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2005
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 1496 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 91  (2007)  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
Comments: Approved 1 Sep 2006
Writeuphelp
Writeup from MB 91:

Northwest Africa 3152

Morocco

Find: 2005

Achondrite (eucrite)

History: Purchased in April 2005 by Greg Hupé from a Moroccan dealer in Tagounite.

Physical characteristics: A partly crusted, pale tan stone weighing 1496 g.

Petrography: (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS) Equilibrated with a very fine-grained texture. Exsolved pigeonite and plagioclase with accessory silica polymorph, orthopyroxene, ilmenite, and Ti-chromite.

Geochemistry: Plagioclase (An91.0–93.1Or0.4); pyroxene grains consist of prominent exsolution lamellae of augite (Fs26.9Wo42.8; FeO/MnO = 32.3) within orthopyroxene (Fs57.7Wo4.3; FeO/MnO = 32.6).

Classification: Achondrite (basaltic eucrite, type 7).

Type specimen: A total of 21.7 g of sample and one polished thin section are on deposit at UWS. G. Hupé holds the main mass.

Data from:
  MB91
  Table 2
  Line 148:
Place of purchase:Tagounite, Morocco
Date:2005 Apr
Mass (g):1496
Pieces:1
Class:Euc
Classifier:A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS
Type spec mass (g):20.3
Type spec location:UWS
Main mass:G. Hupé
Institutions
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UWS: University of Washington, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, 70 Johnson Hall, Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 15 Jan 2012)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 91, MAPS 42, 413-466 (2007)
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Don Edwards   
The Hupe Collection   
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Alessandro Takeda   
André Knöfel   
boborit   
Gerald Armstrong   
Robert Zdancewicz   
Woreczko Jan & Wadi   
Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 7308 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1977 unapproved names)

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