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Northwest Africa 7259
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 7259
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 7259
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2011
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 73.2 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 100  (2012)  Eucrite-pmict
Recommended:  Eucrite-pmict    [explanation]

This is 1 of 339 approved meteorites classified as Eucrite-pmict.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Eucrites, and HED achondrites
Comments: Approved 25 May 2012
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Writeup from MB 100:

Northwest Africa 7259 (NWA 7259)

Morocco

Found: 2010

Classification: HED achondrite (Eucrite, polymict)

Physical characteristics: Half fusion-crusted stone.

Petrography: The texture is typical of polymict eucrite breccias, with diverse basaltic-gabbroic textures represented among clasts. Pyroxenes mostly show typical noncumulate-eucritic exsolution.

Geochemistry: Low-Ca pyroxene (based on 7 analyses) ranges from En48Wo3 to En34Wo3; high-Ca px (5) from En36Wo44 to En29Wo44; plagioclase (9) from An87 to An91. Avg. pyroxene Fe/Mn (wt. ratio) = 29.8.

Classification: Polymict eucrite breccia.

Data from:
  MB100
  Table 1
  Line 1702:
Place of purchase:Quartzsite, AZ
Date:2010
Mass (g):73.2
Pieces:10
Class:Eucrite-pmict
Shock stage:moderate
Weathering grade:Light
Ferrosilite (mol%):diverse
Wollastonite (mol%):bimodal
Classifier:P. Warren, UCLA
Type spec mass (g):15.9
Type spec location:UCLA
Main mass:Sean Tutorow
Comments:Submitted by Paul Warren
Institutions
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UCLA: Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1567, United States (institutional address; updated 17 Oct 2011)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 100, MAPS 49, E1-E101 (2014)
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Christophe PICQ   
Geography:

Morocco
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 1384 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 16 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)

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