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Northwest Africa 3329
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 3329
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 3329
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2005
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 252 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 91  (2007)  Diogenite
Recommended:  Diogenite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 424 approved meteorites classified as Diogenite.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Diogenites, and HED achondrites
Comments: Approved 1 Sep 2006
Writeuphelp
Writeup from MB 91:

Northwest Africa 3329

Morocco or Algeria

Find: 2005

Achondrite (diogenite)

History: Purchased in 2005 by Fabien Kuntz from a Moroccan dealer in Er-Rachidia.

Physical characteristics: Multiple fragments of a single stone weighing 252 g.

Petrography: (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS) Mostly orthopyroxene with interstitial plagioclase, silica polymorph, merrillite, and trace amounts of kamacite and troilite.

Mineral compositions: Orthopyroxene (Fs29.3–29.5Wo2.4–2.5; FeO/MnO = 26.6–28.6), plagioclase (An88.5–90.1Or0.2–0.3).

Classification: Achondrite (diogenite).

Type specimen: A total of 22.5 g is on deposit at Harper, and one polished thin section is on deposit at UWS. Kuntz holds the main mass.

Data from:
  MB91
  Table 2
  Line 160:
Place of purchase:Er-Rachidia, Morocco
Date:2005
Mass (g):252
Pieces:1
Class:Dio
Ferrosilite (mol%):29.3-29.5
Classifier:A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS
Type spec mass (g):22.5
Type spec location:UWS
Main mass:Kuntz
Institutions
   and collections
UWS: University of Washington, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, 70 Johnson Hall, Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 15 Jan 2012)
Harper: Planetary Studies Foundation,10 Winterwood Lane, Unit B, Galena, Illinois 61036-9283, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 1 Dec 2011)
Kuntz: Fabien Kuntz, France; Website (private address)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 91, MAPS 42, 413-466 (2007)
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Fabien Kuntz                     
MeteoriteCollector.org - FCOM - Russ Finney   
Nuno Chaves   
Robert Zdancewicz   
Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 6846 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2038 unapproved names)

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