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Northwest Africa 5030
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 5030
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 5030
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2007
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 103.5 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 105  (2016)  Eucrite-br
Recommended:  Eucrite-br    [explanation]

This is 1 of 187 approved meteorites classified as Eucrite-br.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Eucrites, and HED achondrites
Comments: Approved 31 Mar 2016
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Writeup from MB 105:

Northwest Africa 5030 (NWA 5030)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 06/2007

Classification: HED achondrite (Eucrite, brecciated)

History: The meteorite was bought from a Moroccan dealer at the meteorite fair in Ensisheim, France.

Petrography: The meteorite is a eucritic breccia composed of basaltic and dark impact melt clasts. Basaltic lithologies are composed of up to 0.5 mm sized exsolved pyroxene and up to 1.5 mm sized calcic plagioclase grains. Minor phases include chromite and silica polymorphs.

Geochemistry: Low-Ca pyroxene: Fs58.7±1.6Wo3.4±2.1 (Fs54.4-61.0Wo1.2-8.7, n=22, FeO/MnO=26-31); Ca-pyroxene: Fs26.5±1.2Wo42.8±1.4 (Fs24.3-29.6Wo39.5-44.9, n=25, FeO/MnO=24-33); calcic plagioclase: An89.3±0.9 (An87.9-90.7, n=19)

Data from:
  MB105
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Ensisheim, France
Date:P 06/2007
Mass (g):103.5
Pieces:1
Class:Eucrite-br
Shock stage:moderate
Weathering grade:low
Ferrosilite (mol%):58.7; 26.5
Wollastonite (mol%):3.4; 42.8
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB
Type spec mass (g):22.3
Type spec location:MNB
Main mass:Jürgen Nauber, JNMC
Comments:Submitted by Ansgar Greshake
Institutions
   and collections
MNB: Museum für Naturkunde, Invalidenstraße 43, D-10115 Berlin, Germany (institutional address; updated 24 Dec 2011)
JNMC: jnmczurich, P.O. Box 208, CH-8155 Niederhasli, Switzerland; Website (private address; updated 4 Feb 2014)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 105, MAPS 52, 2411, September 2017. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/maps.12944/full
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 7820 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1971 unapproved names)

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