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Northwest Africa 11160
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 11160
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 11160
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2016
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 11.9 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 106  (2018)  Eucrite-br
Recommended:  Eucrite-br    [explanation]

This is 1 of 179 approved meteorites classified as Eucrite-br.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Eucrites, and HED achondrites
Comments: Approved 4 Mar 2017
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Writeup from MB 106:

Northwest Africa 11160 (NWA 11160)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2016

Classification: HED achondrite (Eucrite, brecciated)

History: The meteorite was bought in 2016 from a meteorite dealer in Morocco.

Physical characteristics: Small brownish individual without fusion crust.

Petrography: Brecciated eucrite composed of basaltic and melt clasts set into clastic mineral matrix. Dominant minerals are exsolved pyroxene and calcic plagioclase. Minor phases include silica, chromite, ilmenite, FeS, FeNi metal; no metallic Fe was found. Contains shock melt veins.

Geochemistry: low-Ca pyroxene: Fs45.7±14.3Wo3.2±0.4 (Fs27.6-61.1Wo2.3-3.6, n=14, FeO/MnO=24-34); Ca-pyroxene: Fs23.8±2.3Wo39.0±1.0 (Fs21.4-29.7Wo36.6-41.3, n=16, FeO/MnO=24-33); calcic plagioclase: An92.5±1.6 (An90.6-95.6, n=12)

Data from:
  MB106
  Table 0
  Line 0:
Place of purchase:Morocco
Date:P 2016
Mass (g):11.9
Pieces:1
Class:Eucrite-br
Shock stage:moderate
Weathering grade:moderate
Ferrosilite (mol%):45.7; 23.8
Wollastonite (mol%):3.2; 39.0
Classifier:A. Greshake, MNB
Type spec mass (g):2.4
Type spec location:MNB
Main mass:Alan Mazur
Comments:Submitted by Ansgar Greshake
Institutions
   and collections
MNB: Museum für Naturkunde, Invalidenstraße 43, D-10115 Berlin, Germany (institutional address; updated 24 Dec 2011)
Catalogs:
References: Published in Gattacceca J., Bouvier A., Grossman J., Metzler K., and Uehara M. (2019) Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 106. Meteorit. Planet. Sci. 54 in press.
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Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 7385 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1955 unapproved names)

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