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Northwest Africa 7874
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 7874
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 7874
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2013
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 873 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 102  (2013)  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 29 May 2013
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Writeup from MB 102:

Northwest Africa 7874 (NWA 7874)

Morocco

Purchased: Feb 2013

Classification: HED achondrite (Eucrite)

History: Purchased by Mendy Ouzillou and an anonymous collector from a Moroccan meteorite dealer, February 2013.

Physical characteristics: Single stone, shiny black fusion crust, saw cut reveals fresh, light-gray, fine-grained groundmass.

Petrography: (C. Agee, UNM) Microprobe examination of a polished mount shows a protogranular texture with ~50% pyroxene and 45% plagioclase, grain size 10-100 μm, many pyroxenes with exsolution lamellae. Accessory silica, ilmenite, and chromite.

Geochemistry: (C. Agee and L. Burkemper, UNM) Low Ca-pyroxene Fs60.6±1.7Wo3.0±1.9, Fe/Mn=33±1, n=14; high-Ca pyroxene Fs27.6±0.6 Wo42.3±0.8, Fe/Mn=34±1; n=7; plagioclase Or0.5±0.0Ab10.9±0.5An88.7±0.5, n=3.

Classification: Achondrite (Eucrite). Equilibrated main group eucrite.

Specimens: 20.8 g including a probe mount on deposit at UNM, Mendy Ouzillou and an anonymous collector hold the main mass.

Data from:
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Place of purchase:Morocco
Date:P Feb 2013
Mass (g):873
Pieces:1
Class:Eucrite
Ferrosilite (mol%):60.6±1.7, 27.6±0.6
Wollastonite (mol%):3.0±1.9, 42.3±0.8
Classifier:C. Agee, UNM
Type spec mass (g):20.8
Type spec location:UNM
Main mass:Mendy Ouzillou
Comments:Submitted by C. Agee
Institutions
   and collections
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 1466 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 21 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)

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