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Northwest Africa 049
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 049
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 049
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2000
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 276 g
Classification
  history:
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  Eucrite-pmict
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 85  (2001)  Eucrite
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Eucrite-pmict
Recommended:  Eucrite-pmict    [explanation]

This is 1 of 347 approved meteorites classified as Eucrite-pmict.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Eucrites, and HED achondrites
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Writeup from MB 85:

Northwest Africa 049

Northwest Africa

Purchased 2000

Achondrite (eucrite)

A 276 g stone was purchased in Morocco. Mineralogy and classification (J. Barrat, UAng; P. Gillet, ENSL): contains centimeter­sized ophitic clasts in a brecciated matrix; pyroxenes in clasts are zoned with Mg-rich cores, Fs32.3Wo5.9 to Fs52.7Wo7.3; clasts contain numerous veinlets of olivine, Fa78–82; matrix contains pyroxene with variable thicknesses of exsolution lamellae, with or without olivine; this eucrite is probably polymict. Specimens: 23 g plus two thin sections, ENSL; main mass, Carion.

Data from:
  MB85
  Table 4
  Line 17:
Place of purchase:Rissani
Mass (g):276
Pieces:1
Class:Eucrite
Institutions
   and collections
ENSL: Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, Laboratoire de Sciences de la Terre, 46 allée d'Italie 69364 Lyon Cedex, France (institutional address; updated 27 Feb 2011)
Carion: Alain Carion, 6 rue Jean du Bellay, 75004 Paris, France; Website (private address)
UAng: Université d'Angers, Faculté des Sciences, 2 bd Lavoisier, 49045 Angers Cedex, France (institutional address)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 85, MAPS 36, A293-A322 (2001)
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Photos from the Encyclopedia of Meteorites:
Bruno Fectay & Carine Bidaut   
Photos uploaded by members of the Encyclopedia of Meteorites.
    (Caution, these are of unknown reliability)
Fred CHAPRON   
Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 7296 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1980 unapproved names)

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