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Northwest Africa 3142
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 3142
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 3142
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2004
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 44 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 89  (2005)  Eucrite
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Eucrite
Recommended:  Eucrite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 459 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as Eucrite.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Eucrites, and HED achondrites
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Northwest Africa 3142

Morocco

Purchased 2004 August

Achondrite (eucrite)

A complete, very fresh, pale grey stone (55 g) with thin black fusion crust was purchased in Rissani by A. and G. Hupé (Hupé) in 2004 August.  Classification and mineralogy (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS): Monomict breccia composed of medium grained basaltic eucrite clasts with intersertal texture composed mainly of exsolved pigeonite and calcic plagioclase, with augite, orthopyroxene, troilite, ilmenite and silica polymorph.  Pyroxene compositions: orthopyroxene Fs60.0Wo3.3 - Fs62.2Wo2.2, FeO/MnO = 33.0 - 33.5; clinopyroxene Fs25.9Wo44.1 - Fs26.2Wo43.8, FeO/MnO = 30.7 - 33.1.  Minor granulitic-textured clasts also are present. This sample is not paired with NWA 3137, NWA 3138 or NWA 3141.  Specimens: type specimen, 11.1 g, and one polished thin section, UWS; main mass, xHupé.

Data from:
  MB89
  Table 7
  Line 479:
Origin or pseudonym:Morocco
Date:Aug 2004
Mass (g):44
Pieces:1
Class:Euc
Ferrosilite (mol%):60-62.2
Classifier:A. Irving, UWS
Type spec mass (g):11.1
Main mass:Hupé
Comments:Cpx: Fs25.9-26.2Wo44.1-43.8
Institutions
   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)
xHupé: (old address—now see GHupé or AHupé) G. and A. Hupe, 2616 Lake Youngs Court SE, Renton, WA 98058., United States (private address)
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 1459 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 21 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)

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