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Northwest Africa 11596
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 11596
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 11596
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2016
Country: Algeria
Mass:help 51.9 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  Eucrite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 405 approved meteorites classified as Eucrite.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Eucrites, and HED achondrites
Comments: Approved 9 Feb 2018
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Writeup from MB 107:

Northwest Africa 11596 (NWA 11596)

Algeria

Purchased: 2016 May 1

Classification: HED achondrite (Eucrite)

History: Purchased by Miao Bing-an in 2016 in Morocco.

Physical characteristics: A black fusion crust coveres the surface of the stone. The meteorite is a polymict breccia consisting of fragments of medium- to coarse-grained metamorphosed gabbroic rocks and medium- to fine-grained subophitic basaltic rocks. Dimensions: 3.5 × 5.0 × 5.4 cm.

Petrography (L. Huang, B. Miao, H. Chen, GUT): Breccia containing a variety of basaltic lithologies, with <10 vol% cumulate lithologies. Cumulate eucrite lithologies are coarse grained (~0.3-1 mm) gabbros composed principally of low-Ca zoned clinopyroxene and calcic plagioclase. Basaltic breccia lithologies are fine- to medium-grained, have textures that are mostly subophitic, and contain very fine-grained vitrophyric textured basaltic lithologies. A silica phase is commonly present. Accessories are ilmenite, chromite, troilite and rare iron metal.

Geochemistry (L. Huang, B. Miao, H. Chen, GUT): Bulk pyroxene: Fe/Mn=36.6. Low-Ca pyroxene of cumulate lithologies: median compositions are Mg#=51.3, Fs46.7Wo4.2 (n=10). Low-Ca pyroxene of basaltic lithologies: median compositions are Mg#=45.1, Fs52.9Wo3.8 (n=8). High-Ca pyroxene of basaltic lithologies: median compositions are Mg#=43.8, Fs47.5Wo16.0 (n=18). Plagioclase: An79.8-89.0Or0.5-1.9, median An85.1Or1.1 (n=11).

Classification: Basaltic polymict brecciated eucrite

Specimens: 16.9 g and polished thin section are deposited in GUT

Data from:
  MB107
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Place of purchase:Morocco
Date:P 2016 May 1
Mass (g):51.93
Pieces:1
Class:Eucrite
Classifier:B. Miao, L. Huang, H. Chen, GUT
Type spec mass (g):16.9
Type spec location:GUT
Main mass:GUT
Comments:Submitted by Bingkui Miao
Institutions
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GUT: College of Earth Sciences, Guilin University of Technology, 12 Jiangan Road, Guilin 541004, China (institutional address; updated 18 Oct 2012)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 107, in preparation (2018)
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Public domain photographs:
Zhipeng Xia   
Geography:

Algeria
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 772 approved meteorites from Algeria (plus 26 unapproved names) (plus 4 impact craters)

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