header
  MetSoc Home            Publications            Contacts  
Search the Meteoritical Bulletin Database
Last update: 11 Oct 2019
Search for: Search type: Search limits: Display: Publication:
Names
Text help
Places
Classes
Years
Contains
Starts with
Exact
Sounds like
NonAntarctic
Falls  Non-NWAs
What's new
  in the last:
Limit to approved meteorite names
Search text:  
Northwest Africa 6024
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 6024
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 6024
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2009
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 65 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  Diogenite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 429 approved meteorites classified as Diogenite.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Diogenites, and HED achondrites
Comments: Approved 6 Oct 2019
Writeuphelp
Writeup from MB 108:

Northwest Africa 6024 (NWA 6024)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2009

Classification: HED achondrite (Diogenite)

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

Physical characteristics: Greyish individual partly covered with fusion crust.

Petrography: The meteorite is a monomict breccia predominantly composed of blocky up to 1 mm sized orthoproxene crystals and abundant fine-grained cataclastic interstitial regions. Minor phases include calcic plagioclase, silica, chromite, FeS, and metallic iron. Some shock melt veins are present.

Geochemistry: low-Ca pyroxene: Fs26.6±0.4Wo3.6±0.5 (Fs25.5-27.2Wo2.8-4.6, n=19, FeO/MnO=28-33); calcic plagioclase: An91.3±0.9 (An89.7-92.7, n=14)

Data from:
  MB108
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Erfoud, Morocco
Date:P 2009
Mass (g):65
Pieces:1
Class:Diogenite
Shock stage:moderate
Weathering grade:low
Ferrosilite (mol%):26.6
Wollastonite (mol%):3.6
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB
Type spec mass (g):13.2
Type spec location:MNB
Main mass:Stefan Ralew
Comments:Submitted by Ansgar Greshake
Institutions
   and collections
MNB: Museum für Naturkunde, Invalidenstrasse 43, D-10115 Berlin, Germany (institutional address)
Ralew: Stefan Ralew, Kunibertstraße 29, 12524 Berlin, Germany; Website (private address)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 108, in preparation (2019)
Find references in NASA ADS:
Find references in Google Scholar:
Photos:
CreditPhotos
Photos uploaded by members of the Encyclopedia of Meteorites.
    (Caution, these are of unknown reliability)
aranemac   
Dirk Hohmann      
Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 6968 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2012 unapproved names)

Direct link to this page