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Northwest Africa 2479
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 2479
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 2479
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2004
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 37.8 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 89  (2005)  Eucrite
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Eucrite
Recommended:  Eucrite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 432 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as Eucrite.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Eucrites, and HED achondrites
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Northwest Africa 2479

Northwest Africa

Found 2004

Achondrite (monomict eucrite)

Two fragments totaling 37.8 g partially covered with fusion crust were found spring 2004 in the North African Sahara and purchased 2004 March in Rissani. Classification and mineralogy (A. Greshake, MNB): a monomict breccia composed of pyroxene and plagioclase fragments, Ca-pyroxene is dominantly pigeonite with augite exsolution lamellae; plagioclase, An91.8 (range An91.3-92.4); pigeonite, Fs39.9.-40.3Wo5.9-7.1; augite, Fs17.4-19.7Wo39.9-44.7; minor phases include orthopyroxene, Fs41.9-43.9Wo2.2-5, silica, troilite, and Al-Ti-chromite; moderate degree of shock; low degree of weathering. Specimens: type specimen 8.1 g plus one polished thin section MNB.

Data from:
  MB89
  Table 7
  Line 268:
Origin or pseudonym:Morocco
Date:2004
Mass (g):37.8
Pieces:2
Class:Euc
Ferrosilite (mol%):41.9-43.9
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB
Type spec mass (g):8.1
Main mass:JNMC
Comments:PigeoniteFs39.9-40.3Wo5.9-7.1; Plag An97
Institutions
   and collections
MNB: Museum für Naturkunde, Invalidenstrasse 43, D-10115 Berlin, Germany (institutional address)
JNMC: jnmczurich, P.O. Box 208, CH-8155 Niederhasli, Switzerland; Website (private address; updated 4 Feb 2014)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 89, MAPS 40, A201-A263 (2005)
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Geography:

Morocco
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 1394 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 16 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)

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