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Northwest Africa 8009
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 8009
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 8009
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2013
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 7.5 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 102  (2013)  Eucrite
Recommended:  Eucrite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 508 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as Eucrite.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Eucrites, and HED achondrites
Comments: Approved 13 Sep 2013
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Writeup from MB 102:

Northwest Africa 8009 (NWA 8009)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2013 July

Classification: HED achondrite (Eucrite)

History: The meteorite was found by an anonymous finder in northwest Africa and bought by Ke Zuokai. The total mass of the meteorite is about 7.5 kg.

Petrography: Numerous equilibrated,coarsed-grained eucrite clasts set in a fine-grained matrix of the same mineralogical and chemical composition. Major phases include pyroxenes and plagioclase. Silica is ubiquitous.

Geochemistry: Two types of pyroxene are present (Wo4-11Fs50-56 and Wo55-56Fs24-27). The molar ratio of Fe/Mn is 31-33. Plagioclase is calcic (An85).

Data from:
  MB102
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Place of purchase:Ouarzazate
Date:P 2013 July
Mass (g):7500
Pieces:1
Class:Eucrite
Ferrosilite (mol%):50-56; 24-27
Wollastonite (mol%):4-11; 55-56
Classifier:S. Li and Y. Wang, PMO
Type spec mass (g):300
Type spec location:PMO
Main mass:Ke Zuokai
Comments:Submitted by W. Hsu
Institutions
   and collections
PMO: Purple Mountain Observatory, Nanjing, China (institutional address; updated 16 Dec 2011)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 102, MAPS 50, 1662, September 2015
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

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

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