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Northwest Africa 2482
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 2482
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 2482
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2004
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 1000 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 89  (2005)  Eucrite
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Eucrite
Recommended:  Eucrite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 431 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 2482

Northwest Africa

Found 2004

Achondrite (polymict eucrite)

Two stones totaling 1000 g was found in 2004 in Morocco. Classification and mineralogy (A. Greshake, MNB): a polymict breccia of lithic and mineral clasts set into a fine-grained clastic groundmass of plagioclase, Ca-pyroxene, orthopyroxene, and opaque phases; lithic clasts are basaltic fragments and impact melt clasts; large mineral fragments include plagioclase and exsolved Ca-pyroxene; plagioclase, An86.8 (range An79.9-95.2); pigeonite, Fs44.4-54.3Wo5.4-17.5; augite, Fs25.2Wo41.7; minor phases include orthopyroxene, Fs41.5-50.9Wo2.5-3.5, silica, ilmenite, and Al-Ti-chromite; high degree of shock; moderate degree of weathering. Main mass with anonymous finder; type specimen 28.2 g plus one polished thin section MNB.

Data from:
  MB89
  Table 7
  Line 271:
Origin or pseudonym:Morocco
Date:2004
Mass (g):1000
Pieces:2
Class:Euc
Shock stage:high
Ferrosilite (mol%):41.5-50.9
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB
Type spec mass (g):28.2
Main mass:Stefan Ralew, Kunibertstraße 29, 12524 Berlin
Comments:Pig: Fs44.4 –54.3Wo5.4-17.5; Plag An79.9-95.2
Institutions
   and collections
MNB: Museum für Naturkunde, Invalidenstrasse 43, D-10115 Berlin, Germany (institutional address)
Ralew: Stefan Ralew, Kunibertstraße 29, 12524 Berlin, Germany; Website (private address)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 89, MAPS 40, A201-A263 (2005)
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Gerald Armstrong   
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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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