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Northwest Africa 7279
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 7279
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 7279
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2011
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 50.4 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 101  (2012)  Howardite
Recommended:  Howardite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 372 approved meteorites classified as Howardite.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, HED achondrites, and Howardites
Comments: Approved 23 Aug 2012
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Writeup from MB 101:

Northwest Africa 7279 (NWA 7279)

Morocco

Purchased: 2011 May 18

Classification: HED achondrite (Howardite)

Physical characteristics: A single stone partially covered with fresh fusion crust. Cut surfaces show dark and light clasts (<5 mm) in a light-gray matrix.

Petrography: (J. Gattacceca, CEREGE) Polymict breccia composed of mineral fragments (pyroxene, plagioclase) and polycrystalline magmatic clasts set in a clastic matrix.

Geochemistry: Eucrite clasts: Orthopyroxene Fs51.9-56.9Wo4.5-3.2, Fe/Mn=30.6. Diogenite clasts: Orthopyroxene Fs21.3-32.9Wo4.4-1.9, Fe/Mn=28.4. Plagioclase An91.0Or0.4. Magnetic susceptibility log χ = 2.84.

Classification: Achondrite (Howardite). Minimal weathering.

Specimens: 11.4 g, a polished section, and a thin section at CEREGE.

Data from:
  MB101
  Table 0
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Place of purchase:Bouanane, Morocco
Date:P 2011 May 18
Mass (g):50.4
Pieces:1
Class:Howardite
Magnetic suscept.:2.84
Classifier:J. Gattacceca, F. Caste, CEREGE
Type spec mass (g):11.4
Type spec location:CEREGE
Main mass:P. Thomas
Comments:Submitted by J. Gattacceca
Institutions
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CEREGE: CEREGE BP 80 Avenue Philibert, Technopole de l'Arbois 13545 Aix-en-Provence Cedex 4 France, France (institutional address; updated 29 Oct 2018)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 101, MAPS 50, 1661, September 2015
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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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