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Northwest Africa 8044
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 8044
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 8044
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2011
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 715 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 102  (2013)  Howardite
Recommended:  Howardite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 386 approved meteorites classified as Howardite.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, HED achondrites, and Howardites
Comments: Approved 14 Nov 2013
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Writeup from MB 102:

Northwest Africa 8044 (NWA 8044)

Morocco

Purchased: 2011

Classification: HED achondrite (Howardite)

History: Purchased by Blaine Reed in Tucson 2011.

Physical characteristics: Thirty pieces, weathered exterior, sawn surface shows dark colored, heterogeneous breccia, with oxidized crosscutting veins.

Petrography: (C. Agee, UNM) Microprobe examination of a polished mount shows a dominant diogenite lithology of monomineralic pyroxene, but also numerous clasts and domains of basaltic to cumulate eucrite lithologies. Accessory troilite, Fe-Ni metal, ilmenite, and chromite. Significant fracture filling by desert Fe-oxide, carbonate, and barite cements, including rafted terrestrial quartz sand grains.

Geochemistry: (C. Agee and N. Muttik, UNM) EMPA. Diogenitic pyroxene Fs23.8±1.7Wo1.5±0.2, Fe/Mn=32±2, n=37, eucritic pyroxene Fs44.4±7.3Wo7.6±0.9, Fe/Mn=28±2, n=4, plagioclase Or0.2±0.1Ab7.0±0.0An92.7±0.0, n=3, olivine Fa30.2, Fe/Mn=45, n=1.

Classification: Achondrite (Howardite)

Specimens: 23.5 g including a probe mount on deposit at UNM, Reed holds the main mass.

Data from:
  MB102
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Place of purchase:Tucson
Date:P 2011
Mass (g):715
Pieces:30
Class:Howardite
Classifier:C. Agee, UNM
Type spec mass (g):23.5
Type spec location:UNM
Main mass:Blaine Reed
Comments:Submitted by C. Agee (UNM)
Institutions
   and collections
UNM: Institute of Meteoritics MSC03 2050 University of New Mexico Albuquerque NM 87131-1126 USA, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 12 Feb 2015)
Reed: Blaine Reed, P.O. Box 1141, Delta, CO 81416, United States; Website (private address)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 102, MAPS 50, 1662, September 2015
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Geography:

Morocco
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 1523 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 22 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)

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