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Northwest Africa 3149
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 3149
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 3149
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2004
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 2.59 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 89  (2005)  Howardite
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Howardite
Recommended:  Howardite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 372 approved meteorites classified as Howardite.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, HED achondrites, and Howardites
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Writeup from MB 89:

Northwest Africa 3149

Morocco

Purchased August 2004

Achondrite (howardite)

A very fresh 2594 g stone with complete black and brown fusion crust was purchased in Ouarzazate from a Moroccan dealer by A. and G. Hupé (xHupé) in 2004 August.  Classification and mineralogy (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS): Breccia consisting mainly of coarse grained mineral clasts with subordinate clasts of basaltic eucrite.  Mineral clasts include abundant large, pale green diogenitic orthopyroxene (Fs25.3Wo2.0, FeO/MnO = 31.1), calcic plagioclase, exsolved pigeonite, silica polymorph, minor olivine (Fa44.4, FeO/MnO = 52.9), troilite, ilmenite (one with a baddeleyite inclusion) and metal (5% Ni).  Several clasts consist of subhedral orthopyroxene grains within a matrix of troilite and partly altered metal.  Specimens: type specimen, 20 g, and one polished thin section, UWS; main mass, xHupé.

Data from:
  MB89
  Table 7
  Line 485:
Origin or pseudonym:Morocco
Date:Aug 2004
Mass (g):2594
Pieces:1
Class:How
Classifier:A. Irving, UWS
Type spec mass (g):20
Main mass:Hupé
Institutions
   and collections
UWS: University of Washington, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, 70 Johnson Hall, Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 15 Jan 2012)
xHupé: (old address—now see GHupé or AHupé) G. and A. Hupe, 2616 Lake Youngs Court SE, Renton, WA 98058., United States (private address)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 89, MAPS 40, A201-A263 (2005)
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Photos from the Encyclopedia of Meteorites:
Don Edwards   
The Hupe Collection   
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    (Caution, these are of unknown reliability)
Andreas Grünemeyer   
Gerald Armstrong      
Woreczko Jan & Wadi   
Geography:

Morocco
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 1390 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 16 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)

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