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Northwest Africa 1908
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 1908
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 1908
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2002
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 980 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 88  (2004)  Eucrite-cm
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Eucrite-cm
Recommended:  Eucrite-cm    [explanation]

This is 1 of 45 approved meteorites classified as Eucrite-cm.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Eucrites, and HED achondrites
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Writeup from MB 88:

Northwest Africa 1908

Morocco

Found 2001

Achondrite (eucrite, cumulate)

A 980 g, complete and very fresh stone was purchased in Rissani, January 2002.  Classification and mineralogy (T. Bunch and J. Wittke, NAU): monomict, orthocumulate eucrite breccia. Contains cumulate, unzoned plagioclase An89-90 (N=24); orthopyroxene with tight compositional cluster at Fs65Wo2 (N=36) and exsolution lamellae of augite, Fs28Wo44; minor TiO2-rich (18.2 wt%) to TiO2-poor (<3%) chromite is present as inclusions in pyroxene. Microbreccia shear zones and plastic deformation of adjoining minerals with melt pockets are common within clasts. Non-sheared clasts are unshocked. Specimens: type specimen, 20.6 g, NAU; main mass, MFarmer.

Data from:
  MB88
  Table 4
  Line 75:
Place of purchase:Rissani
Date:P Jan 2002
Mass (g):980
Pieces:1
Class:Euc cm
Classifier:T. Bunch and J. Wittke, NAU
Type spec mass (g):20.6
Type spec location:ASU
Main mass:MFarmer
Institutions
   and collections
ASU: Center for Meteorite Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona 85287-1404, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 14 Jan 2012)
NAU: Geology, Bldg 12 Knoles Dr Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ 86011, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 12 Apr 2012)
MFarmer: Michael Farmer, P.O. Box 86059, Tucson, AZ 85754-6059, United States; Website (private address)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 88, MAPS 39, A215-A272 (2004)
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Geography: 
Coordinates:Unknown.

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 7035 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 2000 unapproved names)

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