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Northwest Africa 8395
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 8395
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 8395
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2014
Country: Western Sahara
Mass:help 595 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 103  (2014)  Eucrite
Recommended:  Eucrite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 424 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as Eucrite.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Eucrites, and HED achondrites
Comments: Approved 29 May 2014
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Writeup from MB 103:

Northwest Africa 8395 (NWA 8395)

Western Sahara

Found: 2014

Classification: HED achondrite (Eucrite)

History: Found by a meteorite hunter on a 2014 Jan-Feb expedition in Western Sahara, and subsequently purchased by Darryl Pitt.

Physical characteristics: Single stone with partial weathered fusion crust. Saw cut reveals fine-grained, light gray groundmass, scattered oxidation stains.

Petrography: (C. Agee, UNM) Microprobe examination of a polished mount shows ophitic texture with ~60% pyroxene and ~40% plagioclase, grain size ~100 μm. Accessory troilite, ilmenite, chromite, and silica.

Geochemistry: (C. Agee and N. Muttik, UNM) Low-Ca pyroxene Fs64.3±2.0Wo5.3±1.8, Fe/Mn=31±1, n=6; high-Ca pyroxene Fs48.4±±0.1Wo23.6±10.8, Fe/Mn=32±1, n=14; plagioclase An78.7±4.6Ab19.3±3.5Or2.0±1.9, n=6.

Classification: Achondrite (Eucrite). Equilibrated, basaltic eucrite

Specimens: 20.65 g including a probe mount on deposit at UNM, DPitt holds the main mass.

Data from:
  MB103
  Table 0
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Date:2014
Mass (g):595.3
Pieces:1
Class:Eucrite
Shock stage:high
Weathering grade:low
Classifier:C. Agee, UNM
Type spec mass (g):20.65
Type spec location:UNM
Main mass:D. Pitt
Comments:Field name MAC 0011; 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)
DPitt: Darryl Pitt, 225 West 83rd Street, New York, NY 10024, United States; Website (private address)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 103, MAPS 52, 1014, May 2017, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/maps.12888/full
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Geography:

Western Sahara
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 203 approved meteorites from Western Sahara (plus 20 unapproved names)

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