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Northwest Africa 5167
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 5167
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 5167
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2007
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 859 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 100  (2012)  Angrite
Recommended:  Angrite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 30 approved meteorites classified as Angrite.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Angrites
Comments: Approved 6 Jun 2011
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Writeup from MB 100:

Northwest Africa 5167 (NWA 5167)

Morocco

Found: 2007

Classification: Angrite

History: Purchased in Erfoud, Morocco, in November 2007.

Physical characteristics: One stone (850 g) and one subsidiary piece of 9 g. Dark brown without fusion crust. Shiny fracture caused by large crystals.

Petrography: (A. Jambon, B. Baghdadi, O. Boudouma and D. Badia UPVI). Coarse-grained rock with granular texture. Dominant olivine and pyroxene (to 0.5 mm). Anorthite and spinel. Minor metal and sulfide (oxidized) poikiliticaly enclosed in olivine. Fractures filled with iron oxide.

Geochemistry: Olivine Fo55Fa43La2, FeO/MnO=75; Pyroxene Ti-Ts4Al-Ts15En33Fs8Wo39, FeO/MnO=90; Plagioclase An100; Spinel Sp49Hc47Chr4. Iron oxide with variable amounts of Ni (2-9 wt%).

Classification: Achondrite. Angrite of the metal-bearing type. Weathering limited to metal and sulfide. Likely paired with NWA 2999/3164.

Specimens: A total sample mass of 40 g is on deposit at UPVI. Moroccan Import, Asnières, France, holds the main mass.

Data from:
  MB100
  Table 1
  Line 1208:
Place of purchase:Erfoud
Date:2007
Mass (g):859
Pieces:2
Class:Angrite
Shock stage:moderate
Weathering grade:moderate
Fayalite (mol%):43
Ferrosilite (mol%):8
Wollastonite (mol%):39
Magnetic suscept.:4.3
Classifier:Jambon et al.
Type spec mass (g):40
Type spec location:UPVI
Main mass:Moroccan Imports, Asnières, France
Finder:anonymous
Comments:Submitted by A. Jambon
Institutions
   and collections
UPVI: Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris VI),Case 110, 4 Place Jussieu, 75005 Paris, France (institutional address; updated 5 Oct 2014)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 100, MAPS 49, E1-E101 (2014)
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Mohammed HMANI   
Geography:

Morocco
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 1370 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 16 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)

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