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Northwest Africa 2362
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 2362
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 2362
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2004
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 252 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 2362

Northwest Africa

Found 2003

Achondrite (eucrite)

A 252 g partially crusted stone was purchased in Erfoud, Morocco in 2004 May. Description and classification (J. Wittke and T. Bunch, NAU): unbrecciated, medium-grained cumulate eucrite that is partially recrystallized. Orthopyroxene, Fs59.3-62.9Wo1.7-3.3, FeO/MnO = 29.3-34.5 exsolved pigeonite, Fs55.1Wo9.1; augite; Fs22.4-26.3 Wo43.1-44.8; plagioclase, An89.2; chromite, cr# = 80; low Ni metal (<0.25 wt % Ni), silica, and ilmenite. Moderately shocked and low weathering grade. Specimens: 22.0 g, NAU; main mass, Birdsell.

Data from:
  MB89
  Table 7
  Line 203:
Place of purchase:Erfoud
Date:2004
Mass (g):252
Pieces:1
Class:Euc
Ferrosilite (mol%):59.3-62.9
Classifier:Ted Bunch, NAU
Type spec mass (g):22
Type spec location:NAU
Main mass:Birdsell
Comments:Plag An89.2
Institutions
   and collections
NAU: Geology, Bldg 12 Knoles Dr Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ 86011, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 12 Apr 2012)
Birdsell: Arizona Skies Meteorites, P.O. Box 2412, Flagstaff, AZ 86003, United States; Website (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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