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Northwest Africa 2795
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 2795
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 2795
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2005
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 329 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 90  (2006)  Diogenite
Recommended:  Diogenite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 498 approved meteorites classified as Diogenite.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Diogenites, and HED achondrites
Comments: Approved 3 Feb 2006
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Writeup from MB 90:

Northwest Africa 2795

Morocco

Find: 2005

Achondrite (diogenite)

History: A 329 g partial stone with moderately weathered fusion crust was purchased in Erfoud, Morocco, in 2005.

Petrography: (J. Wittke and T. Bunch, NAU) Brecciated fine to coarse grain size (<1 cm).

Geochemistry: Orthopyroxene (Fs26.2Wo2.5; FeO/MnO = 29.5), minor Ca-rich pyroxene (Fs18.5Wo28.8), plagioclase (An87.7), chromite (Cr/(Cr+Al) = 0.79), ilmenite, and kamacite present.

Classification: Achondrite (diogenite), moderately shocked (some maskelynite and high strain in orthopyroxene).

Specimens: A 20.4 g type specimen is on deposit at NAU. GHupé holds the main mass.

Data from:
  MB90
  Table 2
  Line 102:
Place of purchase:Erfoud, Morocco
Date:2005
Mass (g):329
Pieces:1
Class:Dio
Shock stage:Low
Weathering grade:moderate
Type spec mass (g):20.4
Institutions
   and collections
NAU: Geology, Bldg 12 Knoles Dr Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ 86011, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 12 Apr 2012)
GHupé: Gregory M. Hupé, 9003 Placid Lakes Blvd., Lake Placid, FL 33852, United States; Website (private address)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 90, MAPS 41, 1383-1418 (2006)
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Christopher Brandl Photo added 19 Apr 2022
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Geography:

Morocco
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 1852 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 24 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)

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