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Northwest Africa 7881
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 7881
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 7881
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2012
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 357 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 102  (2013)  Eucrite
Recommended:  Eucrite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 419 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as Eucrite.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Eucrites, and HED achondrites
Comments: Approved 27 Jul 2013
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Writeup from MB 102:

Northwest Africa 7881 (NWA 7881)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2012 Oct

Classification: HED achondrite (Eucrite)

History: Purchased by F. Kuntz in October 2012 from a dealer in Zagora, Morocco.

Petrography: (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS) Fresh, fragmental genomict breccia composed of clasts with basaltic to diabasic textures and related crystal debris. All components contain similar distinctive, pale brown exsolved pigeonite. Other constituent minerals are calcic plagioclase,

Geochemistry: Orthopyroxene host (Fs69.2-72.0Wo1.9-1.7; FeO/MnO = 31-32), clinopyroxene exsolution lamellae (Fs31.2-32.2Wo45.0-42.6; FeO/MnO = 32-33).

Classification: Eucrite (genomict breccia, ferroan). All the pyroxenes in this specimen are compositionally similar and distinctly ferroan by comparison with typical eucrites.

Specimens: Type specimen plus one polished thick section on deposit with PSF; main mass with Kuntz.

Data from:
  MB102
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Place of purchase:Zagora
Date:P 2012 Oct
Mass (g):357
Pieces:1
Class:Eucrite
Shock stage:low
Weathering grade:low
Ferrosilite (mol%):69.2-72.0
Wollastonite (mol%):1.9-1.7
Classifier:A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS
Type spec mass (g):22.83
Type spec location:PSF
Main mass:F. Kuntz
Comments:K 197; submitted by P. Sipiera
Institutions
   and collections
PSF: Planetary Studies Foundation,10 Winterwood Lane, Unit B, Galena, Illinois 61036-9283, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 1 Dec 2011)
UWS: University of Washington, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, 70 Johnson Hall, Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 15 Jan 2012)
Kuntz: Fabien Kuntz, France; Website (private address)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 102, MAPS 50, 1662, September 2015
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Franco Vignato   
Mike Markowitz   
Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 6759 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2047 unapproved names)

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