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Northwest Africa 8048
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 8048
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 8048
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2013
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 141 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 103  (2014)  Eucrite
Recommended:  Eucrite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 605 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as Eucrite.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Eucrites, and HED achondrites
Comments: Approved 14 Feb 2014
Writeup from MB 103:

Northwest Africa 8048 (NWA 8048)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2013 Aug

Classification: HED achondrite (Eucrite)

History: Purchased in August 2013 by Aras Jonikas from a dealer in Morocco.

Petrography: (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS) The specimen consists of a large fine-grained, granulitic eucrite clast with attached basaltic eucrite material. Both lithologies are composed of exsolved pigeonite and calcic plagioclase with accessory ilmenite, silica polymorph, troilite and Ni-poor metal.

Geochemistry: Pyroxene in the granulitic portion consists of exsolution lamellae of augite (Fs27.3-28.2Wo42.7-41.9; FeO/MnO = 29-32) within host orthopyroxene (Fs61.5-61.9Wo3.1-2.1; FeO/MnO = 30-31); in the coarser, ophitic material augite lamellae are Fs26.7Wo42.3 (FeO/MnO = 29) and host orthopyroxene is Fs58.0Wo4.3 (FeO/MnO = 32).

Classification: Eucrite.

Specimens: 22.2 g including a polished thick section at UWB. The remainder is held by Mr. A. Jonikas.

Data from:
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Place of purchase:Morocco
Date:P 2013 Aug
Mass (g):141
Shock stage:low
Weathering grade:low
Classifier:A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS
Type spec mass (g):22.2
Type spec location:UWB
Main mass:A. Jonikas
Comments:AJ13-3; 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)
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 9776 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1862 unapproved names)

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