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Northwest Africa 6594
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 6594
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 6594
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2010
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 3.05 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 99  (2011)  Eucrite
Recommended:  Eucrite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 443 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as Eucrite.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Eucrites, and HED achondrites
Comments: Approved 17 May 2011
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Writeup from MB 99:

Northwest Africa 6594 (NWA 6594)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: October 2010

Classification: HED achondrite (Eucrite)

History: Purchased by Ke Zuokai from a meteorite dealer in Ouarzazatte. The stone is partially covered with fresh fusion crust.

Petrography: Stone shows an ophitic to subophitic texture, consisting of pigeonite (46 vol%) and plagioclase (48 vol%) with minor silica (6 vol%) and opaque minerals (~1 vol%). Pigeonite (En34-35Fs57-63Wo3-9) has exsolved lamellae of augite (En28-30Fs31-38Wo33-40). Plagioclase is anorthitic (An88-90). Opaque minerals include chromite, ilmenite, iron sulfide, metal, and zircon.

Data from:
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Place of purchase:Morroco
Date:P October 2010
Mass (g):3050
Pieces:1
Class:Eucrite
Weathering grade:W1
Classifier:Y. Jiang and W. Hsu, PMO
Type spec mass (g):35
Type spec location:PMO
Main mass:Ke Zuokai
Comments:Submitted by W. Hsu
Institutions
   and collections
PMO: Purple Mountain Observatory, Nanjing, China (institutional address; updated 16 Dec 2011)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, No. 99, April 2012, MAPS 47, E1-E52 (2012) [published online only]
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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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