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Northwest Africa 5267
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 5267
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 5267
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2006
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 95 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  Eucrite-br    [explanation]

This is 1 of 209 approved meteorites classified as Eucrite-br.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Eucrites, and HED achondrites
Comments: Approved 19 Feb 2022
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Writeup from MB 111:

Northwest Africa 5267 (NWA 5267)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2006

Classification: HED achondrite (Eucrite, brecciated)

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

Physical characteristics: Five dark grayish fragments without fusion crust.

Petrography: Achondritic breccia composed of up to 3 mm coarse-grained gabbroic and basaltic clasts set into a fine-grained clastic matrix with domains of recrystallized mesostasis. Main minerals are exsolved proxene and often lath-shaped calcic plagioclase up to 700 µm in size. Minor phases include silica, chromite, ilmenite, and FeS. No metallic iron detected.

Geochemistry: low-Ca pyroxene host to exsolution lamellae: Fs55.8±0.3Wo2.5±0.1 (Fs55.3-56.2Wo2.4-2.7, n=7, FeO/MnO=31-33); augite exsolution lamellae: Fs25.6±0.2Wo41.8±0.2 (Fs25.3-25.8Wo41.6-42.2, n=7, FeO/MnO=27-31); calcic plagioclase: An88.0±1.4 (An86.0-90.1, n=7)

Data from:
  MB111
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Erfoud, Morocco
Date:P 2006
Mass (g):95
Pieces:5
Class:Eucrite-br
Shock stage:moderate
Weathering grade:low
Ferrosilite (mol%):55.8; 25.6
Wollastonite (mol%):2.5; 41.8
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB
Type spec mass (g):20.4
Type spec location:MNB
Main mass:Christian Anger
Comments:Submitted by Ansgar Greshake
Institutions
   and collections
MNB: Museum für Naturkunde, Invalidenstraße 43, D-10115 Berlin, Germany (institutional address; updated 24 Dec 2011)
Anger: Christian Anger, Korngasse 6, 2405 Bad Deutsch-Altenburg, Austria; Website (private address)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 111, in preparation (2022)
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Gerald Armstrong Photo added 19 Apr 2022
Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 8580 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1884 unapproved names)

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