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Northwest Africa 8354
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 8354
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 8354
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2013
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 57 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 103  (2014)  Diogenite-pm
Recommended:  Diogenite-pm    [explanation]

This is 1 of 50 approved meteorites classified as Diogenite-pm.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Diogenites, and HED achondrites
Comments: Approved 6 Jun 2014
Writeup from MB 103:

Northwest Africa 8354 (NWA 8354)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2013

Classification: HED achondrite (Diogenite, polymict)

History: Purchased by Stefan Ralew from a Moroccan dealer in 2013.

Petrography: (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS) Fragmental breccia composed predominantly of clasts of a feldspathic diogenite lithology accompanied by mineral debris derived from several eucritic lithologies. Feldspathic diogenite clasts are composed of orthopyroxene with ~5 vol.% calcic plagioclase, silica polymorph, chromite, Ti-chromite, troilite and Ni-free metal.

Geochemistry: Diogenitic orthopyroxene (Fs30.8Wo5.4, FeO/MnO = 28), orthopyroxene (Fs48.3Wo3.2, FeO/MnO = 34), pigeonite (Fs43.1Wo8.8, FeO/MnO = 32), augite (Fs22.4Wo40.4, FeO/MnO = 28).

Classification: Diogenite, feldspathic, polymict breccia.

Specimens: 11.4 g including one polished thin section at UWB. The remaining material is held by Ralew.

Data from:
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Place of purchase:Morocco
Date:P 2013
Mass (g):57
Shock stage:low
Weathering grade:low
Ferrosilite (mol%):30.8; 48.3; 43.1; 22.4
Wollastonite (mol%):5.4; 3.2; 8.8; 40.4
Classifier:A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS
Type spec mass (g):11.4
Type spec location:UWB
Main mass:S. Ralew
Comments:RA14-1; 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, Box 353010 Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 27 Jul 2012)
Ralew: Stefan Ralew, Kunibertstra├če 29, 12524 Berlin, Germany; Website (private address)
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 8037 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1947 unapproved names)

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