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Northwest Africa 12460
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 12460
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 12460
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2018
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 44.3 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  Eucrite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 429 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as Eucrite.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Eucrites, and HED achondrites
Comments: Approved 16 Feb 2019
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Writeup from MB 108:

Northwest Africa 12460 (NWA 12460)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2018 March

Classification: HED achondrite (Eucrite)

Petrography: Brecciated magmatic rock with subophitic texture. Main minerals are pyroxene (typical size 50 μm, exsolved) and plagioclase. Accessory troilite, chromite (to 250 μm), ilmenite, silica polymorph and FeNi metal.

Geochemistry: Low-Ca pyroxene Fs36.9±14.9Wo2.6±1.8, range Fs20.5-62.5, FeO/MnO=31.2±2.8 (n=11). Plagioclase An90.4Ab9.1Or0.5 (n=3). Olivine Fa39.2 (n=1). Chromite Cr# 0.83.

Classification: Achondrite (eucrite, brecciated)

Specimens: Type specimen at CEREGE. Main mass with Kuntz.

Data from:
  MB108
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Place of purchase:Zagora (Morocco)
Date:P 2018 March
Mass (g):44.3
Pieces:1
Class:Eucrite
Ferrosilite (mol%):36.9±14.9 (n=11)
Wollastonite (mol%):2.6±1.8
Magnetic suscept.:3.64
Classifier:J. Gattacceca, L. Krämer Ruggiu, CEREGE
Type spec mass (g):9.01
Type spec location:CEREGE
Main mass:Kuntz
Comments:work name K380; submitted by Jérôme Gattacceca
Institutions
   and collections
CEREGE: CEREGE BP 80 Avenue Philibert, Technopole de l'Arbois 13545 Aix-en-Provence Cedex 4 France, France (institutional address; updated 29 Oct 2018)
Kuntz: Fabien Kuntz, France; Website (private address)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 108, in preparation (2019)
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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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