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Northwest Africa 3108
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 3108
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 3108
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2003
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 51 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 89  (2005)  Ureilite
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Ureilite
Recommended:  Ureilite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 526 approved meteorites classified as Ureilite.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Ureilites
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Northwest Africa 3108

Northwest Africa

Found 2003

Achondrite (ureilite)

A 51 g single, crusted stone was purchased in Erfoud Morocco in 2003. Description and classification (T. Bunch and J. Wittke, NAU): typical fine-grained (<2 mm) ureilite, foliated with large amounts of carbonaceous-reduced metal interstitial masses; olivine and pigeonite have extensive reduced rims. Olivine cores, Fa21.1, rims, Fa2.3-5.0 (Ni = 0.74 wt. %); pigeonite cores, Fs16.9, rims, Fs8.2Wo6.8. Olivine metal inclusions, Ni = 9.9 wt. %, P = 0.42 wt. %; troilite, Ni = 0.74 – 1.15 wt. %. Shock level, S2; low weathering grade. Specimens: 8.6 g, NAU; main mass, Boswell.

Data from:
  MB89
  Table 7
  Line 449:
Origin or pseudonym:Morocco
Place of purchase:Erfoud
Date:2003
Mass (g):51
Pieces:1
Class:Ure
Fayalite (mol%):21.1-2.3
Ferrosilite (mol%):16.9
Type spec mass (g):8.6
Comments:contains metal (9.9%Ni) and troilite; Undefined note. NAU is Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ 86011, USA
Institutions
   and collections
NAU: Geology, Bldg 12 Knoles Dr Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ 86011, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 12 Apr 2012)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 89, MAPS 40, A201-A263 (2005)
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Geography:

Morocco
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 1460 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 21 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)

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