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Northwest Africa 2359
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 2359
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 2359
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2004
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 1298 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 2359

Northwest Africa

Found 2004

Achondrite (eucrite)

A 1298 g single stone with partial fusion crust was purchased in Erfoud, Morocco in 2004 March. Description and classification (T. Bunch and J. Wittke, NAU): highly shocked, polymict eucrite breccia; up to 80 vol. % of basalt clasts and mineral fragments were recrystallized into fine-grained masses (S5). In addition, earlier generated breccia clasts are present and are equally shocked; similar to NWA 2124. Average compositions are: low-Ca pyroxene, Fs54.6Wo3.2;  pigeonite, Fs46.4Wo12.5; augite, Fs26.Wo40.8; plagioclase, An91.5; chromite, cr# = 87. Lightly weathered. Specimens: type specimen 21.1 g, NAU; main mass, Burkard.

Data from:
  MB89
  Table 7
  Line 200:
Place of purchase:Erfoud
Date:2004
Mass (g):1298
Pieces:1
Class:Euc
Ferrosilite (mol%):54.6
Classifier:Ted Bunch, NAU
Type spec mass (g):21.1
Type spec location:NAU
Main mass:Burkhard
Comments:Plag An91.5; Pigeonite Fs46.4Wo12.5
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)
Catalogs:
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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