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Northwest Africa 3106
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 3106
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 3106
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2003
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 130 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 89  (2005)  Diogenite
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Diogenite
Recommended:  Diogenite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 465 approved meteorites classified as Diogenite.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Diogenites, and HED achondrites
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Writeup from MB 89:

Northwest Africa 3106

Morocco

Found 2003

Achondrite (diogenite)

A single, 130 g complete stone was purchased in Rissani in December, 2003. Description and classification (T. Bunch and J. Wittke, NAU): brecciated, monomict diogenite with subrounded clasts that range from shock level S2 to S4; metal-rich (metal = 11.7 vol. %). Low-Ca pyroxene shows a narrow compositional range in all clasts and matrix: Fs30.0–30.7Wo3.4–3.9, Fe/Mn = 23.8 – 26.6; plagioclase, An94.2; kamacite, Ni = 5.9 wt %; taenite, Ni = 39.9 wt %. Low weathering grade, slight oxidation and staining. Specimens: 20.4 g, NAU; main mass, Oakes.

Data from:
  MB89
  Table 7
  Line 447:
Place of purchase:Rissani
Date:2003
Mass (g):130
Pieces:1
Class:Diog
Classifier:
Type spec mass (g):20.4
Institutions
   and collections
NAU: Geology, Bldg 12 Knoles Dr Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ 86011, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 12 Apr 2012)
Oakes: Nelson Oakes, Route 1, House 50C, Uniondale, PA 18470, United States; Website (private address)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 89, MAPS 40, A201-A263 (2005)
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Photos from the Encyclopedia of Meteorites:
Don Edwards   
Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 7885 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1958 unapproved names)

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