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Northwest Africa 2062
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 2062
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 2062
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2003
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 50.3 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 88  (2004)  Eucrite
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 88:

Northwest Africa 2062

Morocco

Found 2003

Achondrite (eucrite)

A 50.3 g partial stone with 20 % crust was purchased in Erfoud, July 2003. Classification and mineralogy (J. Wittke and T. Bunch, NAU): fine-grained subophitic to intergranular basalt with recrystallized, cataclastic enclaves and thin, shock-melt veins. A swirling pattern of glass is evident. Orthopyroxene compositions are tightly clustered around Fs63.1Wo2.1 (Fe/Mn = 32.7); Ca-rich pyroxene centered about Fs25.2Wo48.1. Plagioclase, An91.3. Minor phases include silica, ilmenite, chromite, low Ni-metal, and phosphate. Weathering grade, W1: exterior iron oxides and caliché; slight interior staining. Shock level is variable. Specimens: 13.8 g, NAU; main mass, Boswell.

Data from:
  MB88
  Table 4
  Line 150:
Date:2003
Mass (g):50.3
Pieces:1
Class:Euc
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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)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 88, MAPS 39, A215-A272 (2004)
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Coordinates:Unknown.

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

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