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Northwest Africa 776
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 776
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 776
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2000
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 49 g
Classification
  history:
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  Howardite
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 85  (2001)  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 85:

Northwest Africa 776

Morocco

Purchased 2000

Achondrite (howardite)

A 49 g crusted stone was purchased in Morocco. Mineralogy and classification (T. Bunch and J. Wittke, NAU): a polymict breccia; contains large orthopyroxene fragments (Fs29Wo2) and clasts of eucrites, diogenites, gabbroic and glassy fragments; matrix divided into gray and very dark flow segregations; plagioclase, An87; shock stage, S3; weathering grade, W1. Specimens, 10.1 g and a thin section, NAU; main mass with buyer.

Data from:
  MB85
  Table 4
  Line 214:
Date:P 2000
Mass (g):49
Pieces:1
Class:Howardite
Institutions
   and collections
NAU: Geology, Bldg 12 Knoles Dr Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ 86011, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 12 Apr 2012)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 85, MAPS 36, A293-A322 (2001)
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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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