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Northwest Africa 8043
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 8043
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 8043
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2013
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 1860 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 14 Nov 2013
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Writeup from MB 102:

Northwest Africa 8043 (NWA 8043)

Morocco

Purchased: 2013

Classification: HED achondrite (Diogenite)

History: Purchased by Blaine Reed in July 2013.

Physical characteristics: Many matching pieces, friable with coarse grained, transparent, green pyroxenes; some light tan desert coating present.

Petrography: Microprobe examination of a polished mount shows approximately 99% pyroxene, accessory chromite and silica.

Geochemistry: (C. Agee and N. Muttik, UNM) EMPA. Low Ca-pyroxene Fs28.2±0.5Wo3.6±1.0, Fe/Mn=29±1 n=7.

Classification: Achondrite (Diogenite). Equilibrated, uniform pyroxene compositions. Likely paired with NWA 7977.

Specimens: 32.8 g including a probe mount on deposit at UNM, Reed holds the main mass.

Data from:
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Date:P 2013
Mass (g):1860
Pieces:Many
Class:Diogenite
Ferrosilite (mol%):28.2±0.5
Wollastonite (mol%):3.6±1.0
Classifier:C. Agee, UNM
Type spec mass (g):32.8
Type spec location:UNM
Main mass:Blaine Reed
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)
Reed: Blaine Reed, P.O. Box 1141, Delta, CO 81416, United States; Website (private address)
Catalogs:
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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