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Northwest Africa 2480
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 2480
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 2480
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2004
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 4.1 g
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 2480

Northwest Africa

Found 2004

Achondrite (howardite)

A single stone of 4.1 g almost completely covered with fusion crust was found spring 2004 by an anonymous finder in the Sahara and purchased March 2004in Rissani. Classification and mineralogy (A. Greshake, MNB): polymict breccia with basaltic eucrite and diogenitic clasts are set into a more fine-grained clastic matrix; dark impact melt fragments are rare; eucrite clasts contain plagioclase, An92.9 (range An87.9-96.8) and pigeonite, Fs25.8Wo8.7; minor phases include Al-Ti-chromite and troilite; diogenite clasts are composed mainly of orthopyroxene, Fs26.9-31.9Wo2.4-3.9; high degree of shock; low degree of weathering. Specimens: type specimen 1.15 g plus one polished thin sections MNB.

Data from:
  MB89
  Table 7
  Line 269:
Origin or pseudonym:Morocco
Date:2004
Mass (g):4.1
Pieces:1
Class:How
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB
Type spec mass (g):1.15
Main mass:JNMC
Comments:see separate entry
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)
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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 1390 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 16 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)

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