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Northwest Africa 15009
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 15009
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 15009
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2021
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 1327 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  Diogenite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 503 approved meteorites classified as Diogenite.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Diogenites, and HED achondrites
Comments: Approved 6 Aug 2022
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Writeup from MB 111:

Northwest Africa 15009 (NWA 15009)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: Nov 2021

Classification: HED achondrite (Diogenite)

History: The meteorite was purchased from a meteorite dealer in Morocco.

Physical characteristics: Grayish fragment largely covered with fresh fusion crust.

Petrography: The meteorite is a monomict breccia predominantly composed of up to 5 mm sized blocky orthopyroxene crystals set into fine-grained related matrix. Minor phases include plagioclase, silica, chromite, troilite, and metallic iron.

Geochemistry: low-Ca pyroxene: Fs26.9±0.4Wo3.6±0.3 (Fs26.4-27.5Wo3.3-4.1, FeO/MnO=27-32, n=7); calcic plagioclase: An91.2±1.1 (An90.1-93.6, n=7)

Data from:
  MB111
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Morocco
Date:P Nov 2021
Mass (g):1327
Pieces:1
Class:Diogenite
Shock stage:low
Weathering grade:low
Ferrosilite (mol%):26.9
Wollastonite (mol%):3.6
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB
Type spec mass (g):29.7
Type spec location:MNB
Main mass:David Göttlich
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)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 111, in preparation (2022)
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 8674 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1882 unapproved names)

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