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Northwest Africa 2306
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 2306
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 2306
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2002
Country: Western Sahara
Mass:help 18 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 89  (2005)  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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Northwest Africa 2306

Western Sahara

Found 2002

Achondrite (polymict eucrite)

A single stone of 18 g was found early 2002 in Western Sahara. Classification and mineralogy (A. Greshake and M. Kurz): a polymict breccia composed of large lithic and mineral clasts set into a fine-grained groundmass; lithic clasts are basaltic fragments and impact melt clasts; large mineral fragments are mostly plagioclase and exsolved Ca-pyroxene; plagioclase, An83-91.5; pyroxene, Fs29.7-58.5Wo6.5-40.3; minor phases include orthopyroxene, silica, troilite, and ilmenite; low degree of shock; low degree of weathering. Main mass with anonymous finder; type specimen 3.7 g plus one polished thin section MNB.

Data from:
  MB89
  Table 7
  Line 189:
Origin or pseudonym:Western Sahara
Date:2002
Mass (g):18
Pieces:1
Class:Euc
Ferrosilite (mol%):29.7-58.5
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB and M. Kurz
Type spec mass (g):3.7
Comments:Wo6.5-40.3; Plag An83-91.5
Institutions
   and collections
MNB: Museum f├╝r Naturkunde, Invalidenstra├če 43, D-10115 Berlin, Germany (institutional address; updated 24 Dec 2011)
Kurz: M. Kurz, Schillerstrasse 7, D-34626 Neukirchen, Germany (private address)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 89, MAPS 40, A201-A263 (2005)
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Don Edwards   
Geography:

Western Sahara
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 219 approved meteorites from Western Sahara (plus 19 unapproved names)

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