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Northwest Africa 6132
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 6132
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 6132
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2008
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 146 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 99  (2011)  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
Comments: Approved 15 Feb 2011
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Writeup from MB 99:

Northwest Africa 6132 (NWA 6132)

Erfoud, Morocco

Purchased: 24 Dec 2008

Classification: HED achondrite (Eucrite)

Petrography: Breccia; granoblastic texture locally ophitic, melted and recrystallised clasts showing skeletic pyroxene crystals.

Geochemistry: Ubiquitous subsolidus exsolutions of Ca-pyx from low-Ca pyx (small trend from Wo2.04En46.54Fs51.42 to Wo3.81En37.27Fs58.93 in px crystals and up to Wo39.78En32.38Fs27.84); (An84-91.9%); ilmenite, chromite, K-rich residual mesostasis, rutile, little metal, silica

Data from:
  MB99
  Table 0
  Line 0:
State/Prov/County:Erfoud
Origin or pseudonym:unknown
Place of purchase:Erfoud
Date:P 24 Dec 2008
Mass (g):146
Pieces:1
Class:Eucrite
Shock stage:moderate
Weathering grade:weak
Ferrosilite (mol%):27.8 - 59.05
Wollastonite (mol%):2.04 - 39.78
Classifier:Catherine Caillet Komorowski, MNHNP
Type spec mass (g):22.42
Type spec location:MNHNP
Main mass:Mr. Dominique Breynaert
Comments:Submitted by Catherine Caillet
Institutions
   and collections
MNHNP: Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, IMPMC-CP52, 57 rue Cuvier, 75005 Paris, France, France; Website (institutional address)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, No. 99, April 2012, MAPS 47, E1-E52 (2012) [published online only]
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Geography:

Morocco
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 1466 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 21 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)

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