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Northwest Africa 3008
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 3008
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 3008
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2002
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 157 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 88  (2004)  Acapulcoite
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Acapulcoite
Recommended:  Acapulcoite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 77 approved meteorites classified as Acapulcoite.   [show all]
Search for other: Acapulcoite-lodranite family, Acapulcoites, and Primitive achondrites
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Writeup from MB 88:

Northwest Africa 3008

Morocco

Found 2002

Primitive Achondrite (acapulcoite)

A single black stone of 157 g with fusion crust was found by Moroccan nomads and sold in Morocco. Mineralogy and classification (J. Schlüter, Hamburg): Granoblastic texture with grain sizes in the range of 100 – 300 μm. Mean olivine (Fa12.7±0.3), mean orthopyroxen (Fs13.0±0.1) and kamacite (6.61 wt.% Ni, 0.27 wt.% Co) are the main components; tiny metal plebs occur in olivine and orthopyroxene; rich in plagioclase (mean Ab79.0, range Ab76.7-83.4; mean An18.26, range An13.3-20.5; mean Or2.8, range Or2.2-3.3) and troilite. Minor phases are clinopyroxene (mean Cr2O3, 1.46 wt.%), chromite, fluorapatite and merrillite (Mg end-member). Nobel gases (L. Schultz, Mainz); the exposure age of 6.8±0.6 Ma is within the acapulcoite/lodranite range. Weathering grade: W2, shock stage: S1. Specimens: type specimen, 36 g Mineralogical Museum Hamburg, main mass Horst Burkard, Bonn.

Data from:
  MB88
  Table 4
  Line 186:
Date:2002
Mass (g):157
Pieces:1
Class:Acap
Institutions
   and collections
Burkard: Horst Burkard, Bonn, Germany (private address)
Horst: Burkard Horst, Germany (private address)
Mainz: Max-Planck-Institut für Chemie, Abteilung Kosmochemie, Postfach 3060, D-55020 Mainz, Germany; Website (institutional address; updated 7 Nov 2015)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 88, MAPS 39, A215-A272 (2004)
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 6984 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2008 unapproved names)

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