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Northwest Africa 1647
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 1647
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 1647
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2002
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 313 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 87  (2003)  Eucrite-unbr
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Eucrite
Recommended:  Eucrite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 471 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as Eucrite.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Eucrites, and HED achondrites
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Writeup from MB 87:

Northwest Africa 1647

Morocco

Purchased 2002 September

Achondrite (eucrite)

A complete fusion-crusted stone (313 g) acquired from a Moroccan dealer was subsequently purchased at the Denver Mineral Show in 2002 September by A. and G. Hupé (xHupé). Classification and mineralogy (A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS): fine grained with subophitic texture; most grains are fractured. Composed of a single lithology that has cross­cutting veinlets of very fine grained, comminuted crystalline debris. The meteorite contains anorthite laths (Ab5), exsolved pigeonite (clinopyroxene lamellae in orthopyroxene), some larger orthopyroxene grains, silica polymorph, ilmenite, troilite and chromite. Minor calcite occurs in a veinlet. Mineral composition: orthopyroxene (Wo2.3Fs61.7, FeO/MnO = 32.0) and clinopyroxene (Wo43.8Fs22.8, FeO/MnO = 29.6). Specimens: type specimen, 20 g, and one polished thin section, UWS; main mass, xHupé.

Data from:
  MB87
  Table 8
  Line 211:
Place of purchase:Erfoud
Date:P Sep 2002
Mass (g):313
Pieces:1
Class:Euc ub
Classifier:A. Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS
Type spec mass (g):20
Main mass:Hupé
Institutions
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UWS: University of Washington, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, 70 Johnson Hall, Seattle, WA 98195, United States (institutional address; updated 15 Jan 2012)
xHupé: (old address—now see GHupé or AHupé) G. and A. Hupe, 2616 Lake Youngs Court SE, Renton, WA 98058., United States (private address)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 87, MAPS 38, A189-A248 (2003)
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Don Edwards   
Meteorites Australia   
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Gerald Armstrong   
Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 7354 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1958 unapproved names)

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