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Northwest Africa 5036
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 5036
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 5036
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2007
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 53 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 110  (2022)  Eucrite-melt breccia
Recommended:  Eucrite-melt breccia    [explanation]

This is 1 of 106 approved meteorites classified as Eucrite-melt breccia.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Eucrites, and HED achondrites
Comments: Approved 17 Oct 2021
Writeup from MB 110:

Northwest Africa 5036 (NWA 5036)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2007

Classification: HED achondrite (Eucrite, melt breccia)

History: The meteorite was purchased from a local meteorite dealer in Erfoud, Morocco.

Physical characteristics: Dark grayish rock without fusion crust.

Petrography: The meteorite is a melt breccia composed of up to 1.5 cm sized basaltic clasts and up to 300 µm sized mineral fragments set into abundant melt rock matrix. Many mineral grains show resorbtion textures where in contact with the melt rock. Predominant minerals are exsolved pyroxenes and calcic plagioclase. Minor phases include silica, chromite, ilmenite, and FeS. No metallic iron has been detected.

Geochemistry: low-Ca pyroxene: Fs59.2±0.2Wo2.3±0.4 (Fs58.8-59.5Wo1.8-2.7, FeO/MnO=28-34, n=10); Ca-pyroxene: Fs26.1±0.2Wo44.0±0.3 (Fs25.9-26.4Wo43.6-44.4, FeO/MnO=26-31, n=10); calcic plagioclase: An90.5±0.9 (An88.7-91.5, n=10)

Data from:
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Place of purchase:Erfoud, Morocco
Date:P 2007
Mass (g):53
Class:Eucrite-melt breccia
Shock stage:high
Weathering grade:low
Ferrosilite (mol%):59.2; 26.1
Wollastonite (mol%):2.3; 44.0
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB
Type spec mass (g):10.9
Type spec location:MNB
Main mass:Stefan Ralew
Comments:Submitted by Ansgar Greshake
   and collections
MNB: Museum für Naturkunde, Invalidenstraße 43, D-10115 Berlin, Germany (institutional address; updated 24 Dec 2011)
Ralew: Stefan Ralew, Kunibertstraße 29, 12524 Berlin, Germany; Website (private address)
References: Published in Gattacceca J., McCubbin F.M., Grossman J., Bouvier A., Chabot N.L., D'Orazio M., Goodrich C., Greshake A., Gross J., Komatsu M., Miao B., and Schrader D. (2022) The Meteoritical Bulletin, No. 110. Meteorit. Planet. Sci. 1-4
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     This is 1 of 9746 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1855 unapproved names)

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