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Northwest Africa 6062
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 6062
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 6062
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2009
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 42.6 g
Classification
  history:
Recommended:  Eucrite-br    [explanation]

This is 1 of 209 approved meteorites classified as Eucrite-br.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Eucrites, and HED achondrites
Comments: Approved 31 Oct 2021
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Writeup from MB 110:

Northwest Africa 6062 (NWA 6062)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2009

Classification: HED achondrite (Eucrite, brecciated)

History: The meteorite was purchased from a local meteorite dealer in Erfoud, Morocco.

Physical characteristics: Dark-grayish rock without fusion crust.

Petrography: The meteorite is a coarse-grained polymict breccia with lithic (basaltic and black impact melt) clasts up to 1 cm in size and mineral fragments up to 800 µm in size set into a fine-grained mineral matrix. Main minerals are exsolved pyroxene and calcic plagioclase. Minor phases include silica, chromite, FeS, and ilmenite. No metallic iron was found.

Geochemistry: low-Ca pyroxene: Fs56.2±0.6Wo3.1±0.7 (Fs54.9-56.8Wo2.6-5.1, FeO/MnO=30-32, n=12); Ca-pyroxene: Fs25.9±2.2Wo41.5±2.5 (Fs23.5-31.0Wo36.0-43.6, FeO/MnO=27-33, n=12); calcic plagioclase: An88.8±2.3 (An82.3-91.0, n=13)

Data from:
  MB110
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Erfoud, Morocco
Date:P 2009
Mass (g):42.6
Pieces:1
Class:Eucrite-br
Shock stage:low
Weathering grade:low
Ferrosilite (mol%):56.2; 25.9
Wollastonite (mol%):3.1; 41.5
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB
Type spec mass (g):8.6
Type spec location:MNB
Main mass:Fabien Kuntz
Comments:Submitted by Ansgar Greshake
Institutions
   and collections
MNB: Museum für Naturkunde, Invalidenstraße 43, D-10115 Berlin, Germany (institutional address; updated 24 Dec 2011)
Kuntz: Fabien Kuntz, France; Website (private address)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 110, in preparation (2021)
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Andreas Grünemeyer Photo added 19 Apr 2022
Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 8559 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1896 unapproved names)

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