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Northwest Africa 2063
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 2063
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 2063
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2003
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 95.8 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 88  (2004)  Eucrite-mmict
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Eucrite-mmict
Recommended:  Eucrite-mmict    [explanation]

This is 1 of 238 approved meteorites classified as Eucrite-mmict.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Eucrites, and HED achondrites
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Writeup from MB 88:

Northwest Africa 2063

Morocco

Found 2003

Achondrite (eucrite, monomict)

A 95.8 g partial stone with 50 % crust was purchased in Erfoud, July 2003. Classification and mineralogy (J. Wittke and T. Bunch, NAU): Coarse grained variolitic to subophitic with sparse, large (2-4 mm) orthopyroxene phenocrysts; small (< 1-3 mm) enclaves of fine-grained variolitic texture without phenocrysts; lightly brecciated with minor recrystallization. Orthopyroxene phenocrysts, Fs58.5Wo2 (Fe/Mn = 29.6-32.8); matrix augite, Fs24.8Wo43.6; plagioclase, An81.7Or5. Minor chromite, ilmenite and silica. Incipient maskelynite, planar fractures, mosaicism,  and reduced birefringence in pyroxenes; sample is moderately shocked. Interior very fresh, Specimens, type sample, 20.8 g NAU; main mass, Boswell.

Data from:
  MB88
  Table 4
  Line 151:
Date:2003
Mass (g):95.8
Pieces:1
Class:Euc
Institutions
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NAU: Geology, Bldg 12 Knoles Dr Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ 86011, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 12 Apr 2012)
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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 7385 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1955 unapproved names)

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