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Northwest Africa 8046
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 8046
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 8046
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2012
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 47.3 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 103  (2014)  Lunar (feldsp. breccia)
Recommended:  Lunar (feldsp. breccia)    [explanation]

This is 1 of 340 approved meteorites classified as Lunar (feldsp. breccia).   [show all]
Search for other: Lunar meteorites
Comments: Approved 10 Jan 2014
Writeup from MB 103:

Northwest Africa 8046 (NWA 8046)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2012 Dec

Classification: Lunar meteorite (feldspathic breccia)

History: Purchased by Michael Hankey in December 2012 from a dealer in Zagora, Morocco.

Physical characteristics: A single 47.3 g stone lacking fusion crust with visible whitish clasts.

Petrography: (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS) Breccia consisting of numerous mineral fragments in a finer-grained matrix. Minerals are anorthite, olivine, unexsolved pigeonite, subcalcic augite, exsolved pigeonite, fayalite, silica polymorph, ilmenite and rare kamacite.

Geochemistry: Olivine (Fa31.0-48.4, FeO/MnO = 80-97), low-Ca pyroxene (Fs58.9Wo4.7, FeO/MnO = 59), subcalcic augite (Fs11.3Wo26.9, FeO/MnO = 37), orthopyroxene host (Fs53.4Wo4.0, FeO/MnO = 53), clinopyroxene exsolution lamellae (Fs27.7Wo39.8, FeO/MnO = 52). Bulk composition (R. Korotev, WUSL): INAA of subsamples gave mean abundances (in wt.%) FeO 4.4, Na2O 0.32, and (in ppm) Sc 7.9, La 1.8, Sm 0.77, Eu 0.76, Yb 0.59, Th 0.2.

Classification: Lunar (feldspathic fragmental breccia).

Specimens: 10.1 g (including a polished end-cut specimen, a slice and a polished mount) are at UWB. The remainder is held by Mr. M. Hankey.

Data from:
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Place of purchase:Zagora
Date:P 2012 Dec
Mass (g):47.3
Class:Lunar (feldsp. breccia)
Shock stage:low
Weathering grade:low
Fayalite (mol%):31.0-48.4
Ferrosilite (mol%):58.9
Wollastonite (mol%):4.7
Classifier:A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS
Type spec mass (g):10.1
Type spec location:UWB
Main mass:M. Hankey
Comments:Submitted by A. Irving
   and collections
UWS: University of Washington, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, 70 Johnson Hall, Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 15 Jan 2012)
WUSL: Washington Univ., One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130, United States (institutional address; updated 17 Oct 2011)
UWB: University of Washington, Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, Box 353010 Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 9 Oct 2023)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 103, MAPS 52, 1014, May 2017, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/maps.12888/full
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     This is 1 of 9710 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1853 unapproved names)

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