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Northwest Africa 8379
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 8379
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 8379
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2013
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 279 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 103  (2014)  Diogenite
Recommended:  Diogenite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 465 approved meteorites classified as Diogenite.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Diogenites, and HED achondrites
Comments: Approved 29 May 2014
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Writeup from MB 103:

Northwest Africa 8379 (NWA 8379)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: Feb 2013

Classification: HED achondrite (Diogenite)

Physical characteristics: The nine individuals are partly covered by black fusion crust and show a light grayish interior.

Petrography: The meteorite displays a pronounced cumulate texture of dominantly large, blocky orthopyroxene crystals and less abundant calcic plagioclase. Accessory minerals include chromite, troilite, and silica polymorphs.

Geochemistry: Calcic plagioclase: An85.9±1.3 (range An83.1-87.9, n=11)

Data from:
  MB103
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Place of purchase:Erfoud, Morocco
Date:P Feb 2013
Mass (g):279
Pieces:9
Class:Diogenite
Shock stage:low
Weathering grade:low
Ferrosilite (mol%):24.4±0.1 (24-24.6, n=25)
Wollastonite (mol%):3.4±0.3 (3-4.6, n=25)
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB
Type spec mass (g):20.0
Type spec location:MNB
Main mass:Marc Jost
Comments:Submitted by Ansgar Greshake
Institutions
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MNB: Museum für Naturkunde, Invalidenstraße 43, D-10115 Berlin, Germany (institutional address; updated 24 Dec 2011)
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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 7937 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1960 unapproved names)

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