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Northwest Africa 2815
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 2815
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 2815
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2003
Country: Morocco?
Mass:help 147 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 89  (2005)  Mesosiderite-A2
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Mesosiderite-A2
Recommended:  Mesosiderite-A2    [explanation]

This is 1 of 4 approved meteorites classified as Mesosiderite-A2.   [show all]
Search for other: Class A mesosiderites, Mesosiderites, and Metal-rich meteorites
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Writeup from MB 89:
Northwest Africa 2815

Morocco(?)

Found 2003

Mesosiderite

A single stone of 147 g was found by Moroccan nomads and sold in Morocco. Mineralogy and classification (J. Schlüter, Hamburg):  Orthopyroxene clasts up to several mm in size in a fine grained matrix of feldspar and pyroxene. Subequal amounts of metal and silicates. Anorthite (n=5, An91.81-96.30Ab3.58-8.19Or 0-0.26); orthopyroxene (n=7, Fs18.21-35.10Wo0.99-3.94, FeO/MnO= 29.16-37.05);  low-Ca clinopyroxene (n=3, Fs35.92-44.76Wo1.81-5.06); one olivine grain with mg#: 84.82; one high-Ca clinopyroxene Fs22.7En39.2Wo38.1. Orthopyroxene- plagioclase ratio and chemistry indicate class A; texture type 2. Weathering grade: W2, shock stage: S2.   Specimens: type specimen 23.2 g, Mineralogical Museum Hamburg, the main mass is with Horst Burkard, Bonn.

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Burkard: Horst Burkard, Bonn, Germany (private address)
Horst: Burkard Horst, Germany (private address)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 89, MAPS 40, A201-A263 (2005)
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 5 approved meteorites from Morocco?

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