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Northwest Africa 8336
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 8336
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 8336
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2014
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 2.13 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 103  (2014)  Eucrite-mmict
Recommended:  Eucrite-mmict    [explanation]

This is 1 of 218 approved meteorites classified as Eucrite-mmict.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Eucrites, and HED achondrites
Comments: Approved 23 Apr 2014
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Writeup from MB 103:

Northwest Africa 8336 (NWA 8336)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2014 Feb

Classification: HED achondrite (Eucrite, monomict)

Petrography: (K. Metzler, IfP) Coarse-grained breccia consisting of gabbroic eucrite clasts and subrounded melt-rock clasts, embedded in a fine-grained clastic matrix of mainly pyroxene and plagioclase fragments. Pyroxene in eucrite clasts and clastic matrix with strong recrystallization textures and relict augite exsolution lamellae. Plagioclase shows strong undulatory extinction. Localized melt pockets with vesicles and fluidal texture of plagioclase grains. Accessory minerals are a silica polymorph, chromite, ilmenite, and very minor metallic iron.

Geochemistry: Pigeonite host: Fs59.3±3Wo4.9±3 (n=9); Augite lamellae, Fs27.2±2Wo42.8±1.7 (n=7). Plagioclase compositions, An92.5±2 (An89-95, n=13).

Classification: Strongly shocked eucrite, containing gabbroic eucrite clasts and melt rock clasts.

Data from:
  MB103
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Morocco
Date:P 2014 Feb
Mass (g):2130
Pieces:1
Class:Eucrite-mmict
Shock stage:high
Weathering grade:low
Ferrosilite (mol%):59.3±3 (54-65; n=9); 27.2±2 (24-30; n=7)
Wollastonite (mol%):4.9±3 (2-9; n=9); 42.8±1.7 (40-45; n=7)
Classifier:K. Metzler, IfP
Type spec mass (g):20
Type spec location:IfP
Main mass:Mirko Graul, Bernau, Germany
Comments:Submitted by K. Metzler
Institutions
   and collections
IfP: Institut für Planetologie, Wilhelm-Klemm-Str. 10, 48149 Münster, Germany (institutional address; updated 23 Jan 2012)
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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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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 6877 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2037 unapproved names)

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