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Northwest Africa 6029
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 6029
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 6029
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2009
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 506 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 104  (2015)  Eucrite
Recommended:  Eucrite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 429 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as Eucrite.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Eucrites, and HED achondrites
Comments: Approved 2 Feb 2015
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Writeup from MB 104:

Northwest Africa 6029 (NWA 6029)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2009

Classification: HED achondrite (Eucrite)

History: The meteorite was bought from a Moroccan meteorite dealer in 2009.

Petrography: The meteorites displays a basaltic texture and is dominantly composed of calcic plagiclase and exsolved pyroxene with variable grain sizes; plagioclase crystals are up to 2.5 mm in size; meteorite appears to be unbrecciated. Minor phases include SiO2 polymorphs and chromite.

Geochemistry: Low-Ca pyroxene, Fs55±1.2Wo3.3±1.4 (Fs51.4-56.2Wo2-7.7, n=18, FeO/MnO=29-33); Ca-pyroxene, Fs24.2±0.9Wo42.3±1.3 (Fs22.9-27.5Wo37.3-43.7, n=30, FeO/MnO=29-39); calcic plagioclase: An89.8±0.6 (An88.9-90.7, n=12)

Data from:
  MB104
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Erfoud, Morocco
Date:P 2009
Mass (g):506
Pieces:1
Class:Eucrite
Shock stage:low
Weathering grade:low
Ferrosilite (mol%):55; 24.2
Wollastonite (mol%):3.3; 42.3
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB
Type spec mass (g):21
Type spec location:MNB
Main mass:Beat Booz
Comments:Submitted by Ansgar Greshake
Institutions
   and collections
MNB: Museum für Naturkunde, Invalidenstrasse 43, D-10115 Berlin, Germany (institutional address)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 104, MAPS 52, 2284, Octover 2017, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/maps.12930/full
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Beat Booz      
Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 6877 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2037 unapproved names)

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