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Northwest Africa 6288
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 6288
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 6288
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2010
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 293 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 100  (2012)  Eucrite-mmict
Recommended:  Eucrite-mmict    [explanation]

This is 1 of 228 approved meteorites classified as Eucrite-mmict.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Eucrites, and HED achondrites
Comments: Approved 19 Sep 2011
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Writeup from MB 100:

Northwest Africa 6288 (NWA 6288)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2010 Jun

Classification: HED achondrite (Eucrite, monomict)

Petrography: (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS): Fresh breccia (probably monomict) composed of clasts and mineral fragments from cumulate eucrite material.

Geochemistry: Pigeonite (Fs30.2-58.6Wo7.3-6.5; FeO/MnO = 32.2-33.4). clinopyroxene (Fs26.7-28.9Wo42.8-42.0; FeO/MnO = 31.0-30.3), calcic plagioclase, silica polymorph, chromite, ilmenite, troilite and rare metal (with slight secondary staining).

Data from:
  MB100
  Table 1
  Line 1329:
Origin or pseudonym:Northwest Africa
Place of purchase:Taliouine
Date:P 2010 Jun
Mass (g):293
Pieces:6
Class:Eucrite-mmict
Weathering grade:low
Ferrosilite (mol%):30.2; 58.6; 26.7-28.9
Wollastonite (mol%):7.3; 6.5; 42.8-42.0
Classifier:A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS
Type spec mass (g):21
Type spec location:UWS
Main mass:J. Higgins
Comments:JH10-15; submitted by A. Irving
Institutions
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UWS: University of Washington, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, 70 Johnson Hall, Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 15 Jan 2012)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 100, MAPS 49, E1-E101 (2014)
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 7035 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2000 unapproved names)

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