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Northwest Africa 7608
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 7608
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 7608
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2012
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 413 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 102  (2013)  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 1 Jan 2013
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Writeup from MB 102:

Northwest Africa 7608 (NWA 7608)

Morocco

Purchased: August 2012

Classification: HED achondrite (Diogenite)

History: Purchased by Adam Bates from a Moroccan meteorite dealer, August, 2012.

Physical characteristics: Single fusion-crusted stone. Saw cuts reveal coarsely crystalline texture with pyroxene grains up to 1 cm, light orange, with some scattered green grains up to a few mm.

Petrography: (C. Agee, UNM) Microprobe examination of a polished mount shows approximately 95% pyroxene and 2% plagioclase, plus accessory oxidized metal, chromite, and troilite, minor Cr-rich sulfide. Most pyroxene grains >1 mm, plagioclase up to 300 μm.

Geochemistry: (C. Agee and M. Spilde, UNM) EMPA. Low-Ca pyroxene Fs25.3±0.5Wo3.3±0.3, Fe/Mn=31±1, n=11; plagioclase Or0.7Ab16.0An83.3.

Classification: Achondrite (diogenite), equilibrated low-Ca pyroxene.

Specimens: 21 g including a probe mount on deposit at UNM, Adam Bates holds the main mass.

Data from:
  MB102
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Morocco
Date:P August 2012
Mass (g):413
Pieces:1
Class:Diogenite
Ferrosilite (mol%):25.3±0.5
Wollastonite (mol%):3.3±0.3
Classifier:C. Agee
Type spec mass (g):21
Type spec location:UNM
Main mass:Adam Bates
Comments:Submitted by C. Agee
Institutions
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UNM: Institute of Meteoritics MSC03 2050 University of New Mexico Albuquerque NM 87131-1126 USA, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 12 Feb 2015)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 102, MAPS 50, 1662, 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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