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Northwest Africa 4302
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 4302
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 4302
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2005
Country: Algeria
Mass:help 46.2 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 92  (2007)  Diogenite
Recommended:  Diogenite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 443 approved meteorites classified as Diogenite.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Diogenites, and HED achondrites
Comments: Approved 24 Jul 2007
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Writeup from MB 92:

Northwest Africa 4302

Algeria

Find: December 2005

Achondrite (diogenite)

History: G. Hupé purchased the meteorite in December 2005 in Tagounite, Morocco.

Physical characteristics: The sample is composed of two very fresh, yellowish-green, partly crusted stones (36 g and 10.2 g) containing visible metal in cut slices.

Petrography: (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS) The meteorite is coarse-grained and has a partly cataclastic texture. It is composed mostly of orthopyroxene with minor olivine, plagioclase, troilite and kamacite.

Mineral compositions and geochemistry: Orthopyroxene (Fs25.2-25.4Wo3.4-3.7; FeO/MnO = 30.4-33.5), olivine (Fa29.7, FeO/MnO = 48.1), and plagioclase (An89.8Or0.4).

Classification: Achondrite (diogenite).

Type specimens: A total of 9.3 g of sample and one polished thin section are on deposit at UWS. GHupé holds the main mass.

Data from:
  MB92
  Table 2
  Line 27:
Place of purchase:Tagounite, Morocco
Date:Dec-2005
Mass (g):46.2
Pieces:2
Class:Dio
Type spec mass (g):9.3
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)
GHupé: Gregory M. Hupé, 9003 Placid Lakes Blvd., Lake Placid, FL 33852, United States; Website (private address)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 92, MAPS 42, 1647-1694 (2007)
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Christian Anger, Austromet   
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Geography:

Algeria
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 1017 approved meteorites from Algeria (plus 26 unapproved names) (plus 4 impact craters)

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