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Northwest Africa 10204
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 10204
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 10204
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2015
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 1300 g
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 104  (2015)  Eucrite-pmict
Recommended:  Eucrite-pmict    [explanation]

This is 1 of 393 approved meteorites classified as Eucrite-pmict.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Eucrites, and HED achondrites
Comments: Approved 18 Jul 2015
Writeup from MB 104:

Northwest Africa 10204 (NWA 10204)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2015

Classification: HED achondrite (Eucrite, polymict)

History: Purchased by Aziz Habibi in 2015; reportedly found in near the border between Mauritania and Mali.

Physical characteristics: Three identically appearing pieces. Smooth fusion crusted exterior, broken surface reveals a polymict breccia with numerous fragmental white and dark gray clasts, set in a light-gray groundmass.

Petrography: (C. Agee, UNM) This polymict breccia has at least two distinct lithologies. 1) equilibrated basaltic eucrite; 2) unequilibrated cumulate eucrite. Accessory low-Ni metal, FeNi-metal, silica, ilmenite, troilite, and chromite were observed.

Geochemistry: (C. Agee and N. Muttik, UNM) Basaltic eucrite: low-Ca pyroxene/pigeonite Fs52.0±3.2Wo5.9±4.3, Fe/Mn=33±1, n=8; augite Fs33.8±9.7Wo30.3±11.2, Fe/Mn=31±1, n=3; plagioclase An89.4±1.1, n=2. Cumulate eucrite: pigeonite Fs43.5±4.8Wo6.9±4.0, Fe/Mn=32±2, n=9; plagioclase An94.4±0.8, n=4.

Classification: Achondrite (Eucrite, polymict breccia)

Specimens: 20.2 g including a probe mount on deposit at UNM; Aziz Habibi holds the main mass.

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Place of purchase:Mauritania
Date:P 2015
Mass (g):1300
Shock stage:high
Weathering grade:low
Ferrosilite (mol%):52.0±3.2, 43.5±4.8
Wollastonite (mol%):5.9±4.3, 6.9±4.0
Classifier:C. Agee, UNM
Type spec mass (g):20.2
Type spec location:UNM
Main mass:Aziz Habibi
Comments:AH-171; submitted by C. Agee, UNM
   and collections
UNM: Institute of Meteoritics MSC03 2050 University of New Mexico Albuquerque NM 87131-1126 USA, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 12 Feb 2015)
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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