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Northwest Africa 8610
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 8610
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 8610
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2014
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 305 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 103  (2014)  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 15 Nov 2014
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Writeup from MB 103:

Northwest Africa 8610 (NWA 8610)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2014

Classification: HED achondrite (Eucrite)

Petrography: The brecciated meteorite displays an overall basaltic texture of dominantly lath-shaped calcic plagioclase and exsolved pyroxene. Accessory minerals include chromite, SiO2 polymorphs, and rare troilite. Contains abundant shock melt veins and pockets.

Geochemistry: Low-Ca pyroxene: Fs57.2±2.4Wo4.2±1.7 (Fs53.2-64.5Wo2-7.6, n=16), FeO/MnO=31-35; Ca-pyroxene: Fs27.1±1.7Wo43.9±0.6 (Fs24.9-29.8Wo42.8-44.8, n=18), FeO/MnO=29-35; calcic plagioclase: An89.1±2.2 (An85.5-91.4, n=13)

Data from:
  MB103
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Ensisheim, France
Date:P 2014
Mass (g):305
Pieces:1
Class:Eucrite
Shock stage:high
Weathering grade:moderate
Ferrosilite (mol%):57.2; 27.1
Wollastonite (mol%):4.2; 43.9
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB
Type spec mass (g):24.0
Type spec location:MNB
Main mass:Hanno Strufe
Comments:Submitted by Ansgar Greshake
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   and collections
MNB: Museum f├╝r Naturkunde, Invalidenstra├če 43, D-10115 Berlin, Germany (institutional address; updated 24 Dec 2011)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 103, MAPS 52, 1014, May 2017, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/maps.12888/full
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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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