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Northwest Africa 1664
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 1664
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 1664
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2002
Country: Algeria
Mass:help 6.31 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 87  (2003)  Howardite
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Howardite
Recommended:  Howardite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 383 approved meteorites classified as Howardite.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, HED achondrites, and Howardites
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Writeup from MB 87:

Northwest Africa 1664

Algeria

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Achondrite (howardite)

A very fresh, fully fusion-crusted single stone of 6310 g was found by local people in the desert of the Hamadah Tounassine region in Algeria near the town Tabelbala. Later on, it was purchased by A. Pani (Pani). Mineralogy and classification (F. Brandstätter and C. Lorenz, NHMV): the meteorite is a polymict breccia consisting mainly of mineral fragments, lithic clasts (diogenitic and eucritic), chondrule-like objects and (devitrified) glass fragments embedded in a fine-grained clastic matrix. Pyroxenes (En13–80Wo1–40) and feldspars (An80–95) cover the compositional range typical for howardites. Chondrule-like objects and glass fragments have sizes up to 1 cm. Specimens, type specimen, 258 g, NHMV; main mass, Pani.

Data from:
  MB87
  Table 8
  Line 226:
Origin or pseudonym:Tabelbala, Algeria
Date:2002
Latitude:~29°32'N
Longitude:~3°11'W
Mass (g):6310
Pieces:1
Class:How
Classifier:F. Brandstätter, NHMV
Type spec mass (g):258
Main mass:Pani
Institutions
   and collections
NHMV: Naturhistorisches Museum, Burgring 7, 1010 Wien, Austria, Austria; Website (institutional address; updated 18 Jan 2019)
Pani: A. Pani, Meteorites-Minerals-Fossils, Lassallestr. 4/20, A-1020 Vienna, Austria; Website (private address)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 87, MAPS 38, A189-A248 (2003)
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Geography:

Algeria
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (29° 32'N, 3° 11'W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 19 approved meteorites from Bechar, Algeria
     This is 1 of 1017 approved meteorites from Algeria (plus 26 unapproved names) (plus 4 impact craters)
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