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Northwest Africa 8003
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 8003
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 8003
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2013
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 273 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 102  (2013)  Eucrite
Recommended:  Eucrite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 513 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as Eucrite.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Eucrites, and HED achondrites
Comments: Approved 14 Nov 2013
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Writeup from MB 102:

Northwest Africa 8003 (NWA 8003)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2013 Jul

Classification: HED achondrite (Eucrite)

History: Purchased by Aras Jonikas from a Moroccan dealer in July 2013.

Petrography: (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS) Fresh specimen with intersertal texture and composed mainly of prismatic exsolved pigeonite and thin laths of calcic plagioclase with accessory silica, ilmenite and troilite. Thin dark, glassy shock veinlets cross-cut the specimen.

Geochemistry: Host orthopyroxene (Fs65.6-66.1Wo2.1-1.7; FeO/MnO = 32-33), clinopyroxene exsolution lamellae (Fs28.7-28.9Wo44.1-44.3; FeO/MnO = 30-33).

Classification: Eucrite (basaltic).

Specimens: 21.3 g and one polished thin section are at UWB. The remainder is held by Mr. A. Jonikas.

Data from:
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Place of purchase:Morocco
Date:P 2013 Jul
Mass (g):273
Pieces:1
Class:Eucrite
Shock stage:moderate
Weathering grade:low
Ferrosilite (mol%):65.6-66.1; 28.7-28.9
Wollastonite (mol%):2.1-1.7; 44.1-44.3
Classifier:A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS
Type spec mass (g):21.3
Type spec location:UWB
Main mass:A. Jonikas
Comments:AJ13-1; submitted by A. Irving
Institutions
   and collections
UWS: University of Washington, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, 70 Johnson Hall, Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 15 Jan 2012)
UWB: University of Washington, Box 353010 Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 27 Jul 2012)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 102, MAPS 50, 1662, September 2015
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

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

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