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Northwest Africa 3074
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 3074
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 3074
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2002
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 292 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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Writeup from MB 88:

Northwest Africa 3074

Northwest Africa

Found 2002

Achondrite (eucrite)

Three stones totalling 292 g were found in 2002 by an anonymous finder in the Western Saharan desert. Classification and mineralogy (A. Greshake and M. Kurz, MNB): polymict fragmental breccia with dominantly plagioclase and pyroxene clasts set into a fine-grained matrix of zoned orthopyroxene (Fs26-72.3), exsolved Ca-pyroxene, and opaques; lithic clasts include basalts with exsolved Ca-pyroxenes and impacts melt fragments; plagioclase, An91.6; pigeonite, Fs35.5-53.2Wo5.2-13.6; augite, Fs33.6-36.5Wo27.3-36.4; minor phases include olivine (Fa24.3), silica, ilmenite, and troilite; low degree of shock; low degree of weathering. Specimens:  Main mass with anonymous finder; type specimen 21.2 g plus one polished thin section MNB.

Data from:
  MB88
  Table 4
  Line 199:
Date:2002
Mass (g):292
Pieces:1
Class:Euc
Institutions
   and collections
MNB: Museum für Naturkunde, Invalidenstraße 43, D-10115 Berlin, Germany (institutional address; updated 24 Dec 2011)
Kurz: M. Kurz, Schillerstrasse 7, D-34626 Neukirchen, Germany (private address)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 88, MAPS 39, A215-A272 (2004)
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Jim Strope   
Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 7810 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1971 unapproved names)

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