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Northwest Africa 10042
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 10042
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 10042
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2013
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 2.8 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 104  (2015)  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 1 May 2015
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Writeup from MB 104:

Northwest Africa 10042 (NWA 10042)

Morocco

Find: Feb 2013

Classification: HED achondrite (Eucrite)

History: Purchased from dealer Said Haddany from Erfoud, Morocco

Physical characteristics: One piece of stone with a fresh fusion crust and broken faces.

Petrography: The brecciated meteorite displays an overall basaltic texture of dominantly lath-shaped calcic plagioclase and exsolved pyroxene. Accessory minerals include chromite, and SiO2 polymorphs.

Geochemistry: Low-Ca pyroxene Fs62.0±1.0Wo2.6±1.1, Fe/Mn=30±1, n=7; augite Fs26.5±0.5Wo44.9±0.2, Fe/Mn=29.8±0.8, n=4; plagioclase An84.0±5.5Ab14.6±4.3Or1.3±1.5, n=13.

Classification: Eucrite

Data from:
  MB104
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Erfoud
Date:Feb 2013
Mass (g):2800
Pieces:1
Class:Eucrite
Ferrosilite (mol%):62.0±1.0 (n=7), 26.5±0.5 (n=4)
Wollastonite (mol%):2.6±1.1 (n=7), 44.9±0.2 (n=4)
Classifier:Li S., PMO
Type spec mass (g):23 g
Type spec location:PMO
Main mass:Ke Zuokai
Comments:.; submitted by Hsu W.
Institutions
   and collections
PMO: Purple Mountain Observatory, Nanjing, China (institutional address; updated 16 Dec 2011)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 104, MAPS 52, 2284, Octover 2017, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/maps.12930/full
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Geography:

Morocco
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 1459 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 21 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)

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