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Northwest Africa 3066
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 3066
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 3066
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2002
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 34.9 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 88  (2004)  Eucrite
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Eucrite-pmict
Recommended:  Eucrite-pmict    [explanation]

This is 1 of 355 approved meteorites classified as Eucrite-pmict.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Eucrites, and HED achondrites
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Northwest Africa 3066

Northwest Africa

Found 2002

Achondrite (eucrite)

A single stone of 34.9 g was found in 2002 by an anonymous finder in the Western Saharan desert and purchased 2002 in Tagounite. Classification and mineralogy (A. Greshake and M. Kurz, MNB): polymict breccia with clastic texture of basaltic, impact melt, and abundant mineral clasts set into a fine-grained matrix of compositionally zoned orthopyroxene (Fs21-54.3), exsolved Ca-pyroxene, and opaques; plagioclase, An93.1; pigeonite, Fs31.7-58.3Wo5.1-14.4; augite, Fs23.9Wo35.1; minor phases include silica, ilmenite, troilite, and chromite; low degree of shock; low degree of weathering. Specimens: Main mass Christian Anger, Austria; type specimen 7.1 g plus one polished thin section MNB.

Data from:
  MB88
  Table 4
  Line 198:
Date:2002
Mass (g):34.9
Pieces:1
Class:Euc
Institutions
   and collections
MNB: Museum f├╝r Naturkunde, Invalidenstra├če 43, D-10115 Berlin, Germany (institutional address; updated 24 Dec 2011)
Anger: Christian Anger, Korngasse 6, 2405 Bad Deutsch-Altenburg, Austria; Website (private address)
Kurz: M. Kurz, Schillerstrasse 7, D-34626 Neukirchen, Germany (private address)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 88, MAPS 39, A215-A272 (2004)
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 7727 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1972 unapproved names)

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