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Northwest Africa 5435
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 5435
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 5435
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2009
Country: Morocco
Mass:help 444 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 100  (2012)  Brachinite
Recommended:  Brachinite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 46 approved meteorites classified as Brachinite.   [show all]
Search for other: Brachinites, Primitive achondrites
Comments: Approved 3 Mar 2012
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Writeup from MB 100:

Northwest Africa 5435 (NWA 5435)

Morocco

Found: 2009

Classification: Primitive achondrite (Brachinite)

Physical characteristics: Desert ablated. Little fusion crust.

Petrography: Medium grained, equigranular with moderately developed flow texture. Mineral modes (in vol. %): olivine, 90; diopside, 4; plagioclase, 3; FeS+metal+merrilite, 3.

Geochemistry: Olivine, Fa32.7, Fe/Mn=77; diopside, Fs10.5Wo42.6; plagioclase, An29Or2.3

Classification: Achondrite (brachinite)

Data from:
  MB100
  Table 1
  Line 1246:
Place of purchase:Erfoud
Date:2009
Mass (g):444
Pieces:1
Class:Brachinite
Shock stage:S3
Weathering grade:low
Fayalite (mol%):32.7
Ferrosilite (mol%):10.5
Wollastonite (mol%):45.6
Classifier:T. Bunch and J. Wittke, NAU
Type spec mass (g):20.14
Type spec location:PSF
Main mass:F. Kuntz
Comments:Submitted by Wittke
Institutions
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NAU: Geology, Bldg 12 Knoles Dr Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ 86011, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 12 Apr 2012)
PSF: Planetary Studies Foundation,10 Winterwood Lane, Unit B, Galena, Illinois 61036-9283, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 1 Dec 2011)
Kuntz: Fabien Kuntz, France; Website (private address)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 100, MAPS 49, E1-E101 (2014)
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Geography:

Morocco
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 1374 approved meteorites from Morocco (plus 16 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
Synonymshelp: NWA 6435 (6435 abolished after meteorite approved as 5435)

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