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Northwest Africa 6048
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 6048
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 6048
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2009
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 1004 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 102  (2013)  Eucrite-pmict
Recommended:  Eucrite-pmict    [explanation]

This is 1 of 342 approved meteorites classified as Eucrite-pmict.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Eucrites, and HED achondrites
Comments: Approved 10 Dec 2013
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Writeup from MB 102:

Northwest Africa 6048 (NWA 6048)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2009

Classification: HED achondrite (Eucrite, polymict)

Petrography: The meteorite consists of different lithic clasts and larger mineral fragments set in a finer grained clastic groundmass. Lithic clasts are dominatly basaltic and dark impact melt clasts. Larger mineral fragments are calcic plagioclase and pyroxenes with very fine exsolution lamellae. Minor phases include silica polymorphs, chromite and FeS. Some regions show brownish staining due to terrestrial alteration.

Geochemistry: low-Ca pyroxene: Fs29.9-49.7Wo5.9-9.5; Ca-rich pyroxene: Fs43.6-54.2Wo15.2-29.1; calcic plagioclase: An87.8-92.1

Data from:
  MB102
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Place of purchase:Bruegg, Switzerland
Date:P 2009
Mass (g):1004
Pieces:1
Class:Eucrite-pmict
Shock stage:low
Weathering grade:moderate
Ferrosilite (mol%):29.9-49.7; 43.6-54.2
Wollastonite (mol%):5.9-9.5; 15.2-29.1
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB
Type spec mass (g):29.5
Type spec location:MNB
Main mass:Marc Jost
Comments:SJS-09002; submitted by Ansgar Greshake
Institutions
   and collections
MNB: Museum f├╝r Naturkunde, Invalidenstra├če 43, D-10115 Berlin, Germany (institutional address; updated 24 Dec 2011)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 102, MAPS 50, 1662, September 2015
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 7035 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2000 unapproved names)

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