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Northwest Africa 2356
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 2356
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 2356
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2004
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 53 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 2356

Northwest Africa

Found 2004

Achondrite (eucrite)

A 56 g complete stone was purchased in Erfoud, Morocco in 2004 March. Description and classification (J. Wittke and T. Bunch, NAU): polymict eucrite of mostly coarse-grained basaltic clasts (1 – 2.5 mm grain diameter).  Most components are lightly to moderately shocked with a few highly shocked. Low–Ca pyroxene, Fs37.1–43.1Wo2.8–3.7; pigeonite, Fs30.7–33.7Wo7.8–12.0; plagioclase, An88.9–92.1; chromite cr# = 77-85. Lightly weathered. Specimens: type specimen 22 g, NAU; main mass, Burkard.

Data from:
  MB89
  Table 7
  Line 197:
Place of purchase:Erfoud
Date:2004
Mass (g):53
Pieces:1
Class:Euc
Ferrosilite (mol%):37.1-43.1
Classifier:Ted Bunch, NAU
Type spec mass (g):11.2
Type spec location:NAU
Main mass:Burkhard
Comments:Plag An88.9-92.1
Institutions
   and collections
NAU: Geology, Bldg 12 Knoles Dr Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ 86011, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 12 Apr 2012)
Burkard: Horst Burkard, Bonn, Germany (private address)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 89, MAPS 40, A201-A263 (2005)
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

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

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