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Northwest Africa 8752
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 8752
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 8752
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2014
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 51 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 104  (2015)  Eucrite-br
Recommended:  Eucrite-br    [explanation]

This is 1 of 218 approved meteorites classified as Eucrite-br.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Eucrites, and HED achondrites
Comments: Approved 10 Feb 2015
Writeup from MB 104:

Northwest Africa 8752 (NWA 8752)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2014 Dec

Classification: HED achondrite (Eucrite, brecciated)

History: Purchased by Greg Hupé in December 2014 from a Moroccan dealer.

Physical characteristics: Single stone (51 g) composed of rounded, white clasts (up to 5 mm across) in a pale-gray matrix.

Petrography: (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS) Fragmental breccia consisting of clasts of very fine grained, granulitic eucrite in a matrix of related debris. Minerals are calcic plagioclase, exsolved pigeonite, silica polymorph clinopyroxene, chromite, ilmenite and troilite.

Geochemistry: Orthopyroxene host (Fs60.9-61.7Wo1.7-1.8, FeO/MnO = 33-34, N = 3), clinopyroxene exsolution lamellae (Fs26.9-28.3Wo42.3-40.8, FeO/MnO = 33-34, N = 3).

Classification: Eucrite (granulitic breccia).

Specimens: 10.2 g including one polished mount at UWB; main mass with GHupé.

Data from:
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Morocco
Date:P 2014 Dec
Mass (g):51
Shock stage:low
Weathering grade:low
Ferrosilite (mol%):60.9-61.7; 26.9-28.3
Wollastonite (mol%):1.7-1.8; 42.3-40.8
Classifier:A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS
Type spec mass (g):10.2
Type spec location:UWB
Main mass:G. Hupe
Comments:GH-466; submitted by A. Irving
   and collections
UWS: University of Washington, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, 70 Johnson Hall, Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 15 Jan 2012)
UWB: University of Washington, Box 353010 Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 27 Jul 2012)
GHupé: Gregory M. Hupé, 9003 Placid Lakes Blvd., Lake Placid, FL 33852, United States; Website (private address)
Hupe: (old address—now see GHupé or AHupé) G. and A. Hupe, 2616 Lake Youngs Court SE, Renton, WA 98058., United States (private address)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 104, MAPS 52, 2284, Octover 2017, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/maps.12930/full
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     This is 1 of 9013 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1869 unapproved names)

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