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Northwest Africa 6032
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 6032
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 6032
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2009
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 40.2 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  Eucrite-pmict    [explanation]

This is 1 of 363 approved meteorites classified as Eucrite-pmict.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Eucrites, and HED achondrites
Comments: Approved 17 Oct 2021
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Writeup from MB 110:

Northwest Africa 6032 (NWA 6032)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2009

Classification: HED achondrite (Eucrite, polymict)

History: The meteorite was purchased from a meteorite dealer on the meteorite fair in Ensisheim, France.

Physical characteristics: Grayish rock with some fusion crust.

Petrography: The meteorite displays a fresh grayish interior and is a polymict breccia composed of up to 1.3 mm sized basaltic and mineral clasts in a more fine-grained clastic matrix. Main minerals are exsolved pyroxene, compositionally zoned low-Ca pyroxene, and calcic plagioclase. Minor phases include silica, chromite, FeS, and ilmenite. No metallic iron was found. Contains some shock melt veins.

Geochemistry: low-Ca pyroxene: Fs47.9±0.5Wo2.1±0.3 (Fs46.8-48.6Wo1.7-2.7, FeO/MnO=28-31, n=10); augite exsolution lamellae: Fs19.7±1.3Wo43.6±1.6 (Fs18.0-21.6Wo40.4-45.4, FeO/MnO=25-32, n=12); zoned low-Ca pyroxene: Fs39.2±7.1Wo4.1±1.3 (Fs31.2-47.9Wo1.1-5.2, n=7, FeO/MnO=29-36, n=10); calcic plagioclase: An89.9±1.6 (An88.0-92.1, n=12)

Data from:
  MB110
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Ensisheim, France
Date:P 2009
Mass (g):40.2
Pieces:1
Class:Eucrite-pmict
Shock stage:low
Weathering grade:low
Ferrosilite (mol%):47.9; 19.7; 39.2
Wollastonite (mol%):2.1; 43.6; 4.1
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB
Type spec mass (g):8.2
Type spec location:MNB
Main mass:Hanno Strufe
Comments:Submitted by Ansgar Greshake
Institutions
   and collections
MNB: Museum für Naturkunde, Invalidenstraße 43, D-10115 Berlin, Germany (institutional address; updated 24 Dec 2011)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 110, in preparation (2021)
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 8025 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1951 unapproved names)

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