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Northwest Africa 7280
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 7280
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 7280
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2011
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 246 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 101  (2012)  Diogenite
Recommended:  Diogenite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 437 approved meteorites classified as Diogenite.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Diogenites, and HED achondrites
Comments: Approved 23 Aug 2012
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Northwest Africa 7280 (NWA 7280)

Morocco

Purchased: 2011 Jul 25

Classification: HED achondrite (Diogenite)

Physical characteristics: Nine fitting fragments from a single stone partially covered with fresh fusion crust. Cut surfaces show dark and light clasts (<4 mm) in a light-gray matrix.

Petrography: (J. Gattacceca, CEREGE) Breccia composed of mineral fragments (pyroxene, plagioclase) to 4 mm in a clastic matrix. No eucrite clasts observed. The sample is modally dominated by orthopyroxene.

Geochemistry: Orthopyroxene Fs21.9-41.5Wo3.3-1.8, Fe/Mn=32.2. Plagioclase An93.8Ab5.7Or0.5. Magnetic susceptibility log χ = 3.69 is in the very high range of the diogenites.

Classification: Achondrite (Diogenite). Minimal weathering.

Specimens: 23 g, a polished section, and a thin section at CEREGE.

Data from:
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Place of purchase:Talsint, Morocco
Date:P 2011 Jul 25
Mass (g):246
Pieces:9
Class:Diogenite
Magnetic suscept.:3.69
Classifier:J. Gattacceca, CEREGE
Type spec mass (g):23
Type spec location:CEREGE
Main mass:P. Thomas
Comments:Submitted by J. Gattacceca
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CEREGE: CEREGE BP 80 Avenue Philibert, Technopole de l'Arbois 13545 Aix-en-Provence Cedex 4 France, France (institutional address; updated 29 Oct 2018)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 101, MAPS 50, 1661, September 2015
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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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